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Sheriff's Deputies Arrest Man on Suspicion of Car Jacking

The suspect allegedly pointed a gun at the victim while receiving a ride.

A Thousand Oaks man was arrested early Saturday in connection with a car jacking after he allegedly pulled a gun on a man who was giving him a ride.

Robert Brian Joyce, 32, of Thousand Oaks asked his victim for a ride and, while in the car, pointed a handgun at him and directed him where to drive before assaulting him and stealing the car, according to a statement issued by the Ventura County Sheriff's Department.

The department received a report of the victim walking around the 2200 block of Dawn Court in Thousand Oaks at about 2:50 a.m. He reportedly had injuries on his face and was requesting assistance from residents.

Detectives with the East County Major Crimes Unit and the Thousand Oaks Special Enforcement Unit identified Joyce as the prime subject. He was seen at about  4:10 p.m. in another vehicle near Janss and Montgomery roads and taken into custody. The stolen vehicle was also later recovered.

Joyce was booked into the Ventura County Jail on suspicion of carjacking, assault with a deadly weapon involving a firearm and kidnapping, according to the Sheriff's statement, which reported his bail is set at $125,000 pending his arraignment in Ventura County Superior Court.

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