Spike in North Ranch crime

A criminal gang from South America has targeted the North Ranch area of Oak Park and Thousand Oaks in a series of recent residential burglaries.

The crew allegedly breaks into homes all around the country— and even internationally—but this year it has increased its efforts locally.

In all of 2018 and 2019 there were a total of 35 residential burglaries in Thousand Oaks, but between June 19 and Aug. 11 of this year there were 15 break-ins in North Ranch alone, the community’s residents learned ...

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