Crime

Two arrested in connection to Camarillo convenience store robbery

Suspect used screwdriver as weapon

CAMARILLO, Calif. - Two people were arrested Wednesday in connection to a late September robbery in Camarillo.

The robbery took place on September 26 at 7-Eleven on the 200 block of Carmen Drive just after 3 a.m.

A male suspect entered the convenience store armed with what looked to be a screwdriver. He assaulted the clerk and stole an undisclosed amount of cash from the register before fleeing the store. The clerk was uninjured.

Investigators eventually keyed in on Martin Prado, 24, of Camarillo as a suspect. An associate of Prado, Arlene Hokafonu, 24, of Port Hueneme, was identified as an accomplice in the robbery.

On Wednesday, investigators served a probation search at Prado's Camarillo residence. A search warrant was also executed at Hokafonu's home in Port Hueneme.

Investigators located evidence linking Prado and Hokafonu to the 7-Eleven robbery and the two were arrested.

They face likely charges for conspiracy to commit a crime and robbery. They are scheduled to appear in Ventura County Superior Court for arraignment on Friday

Prado’s bail is set at $65,000 and Hokafonu's is set at $50,000.


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