By Lenny Roberts
A 20-year-old man was taken into custody
by Sheriff's deputies Thursday afternoon on suspicion of the
earlier alleged robbery of California Air on North Ventura Avenue
in Oak View. The suspect, who witnesses said may have been a
former employee of the business, crashed his Ford pickup truck
into a vehicle on Highway 33 near Mahoney Avenue and left the
scene, witnesses told California Highway Patrol officers.
Taken into custody for questioning was Eric Sonerson, who was
arrested without incident at his Mariano Drive residence a short
time after the incidents. It was not known if the alleged robbery
was committed with a weapon or the threat of a weapon.
The unidentified vehicle that was allegedly struck by Sonerson's
truck sustained visible front right-side damage, but it was not
immediately known if its occupants were injured. At the Mariano
Drive address, CHP officers examined Sonerson's truck, which
displayed left-front damage.
Deputies arrived at California Air after being told the store
had been robbed of approximately $500 by a man wearing a stocking
mask. Sources said the money was recovered.
The Ojai Valley News
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Sheriff's deputies take a Mira Monte man into custody on suspicion
of robbing his former employer.