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Man Arrested in Attempted Robbery

November 04, 2000|KATIE COOPER

An Oxnard man who allegedly used a toy gun to hold up a party supply shop was arrested on suspicion of attempted robbery Friday, after the store owner identified him.

The suspect, Carlos Otero, 22, later confessed to a several other recent robberies in the city, police said.

Oxnard Police Cmdr. Tom Chronister said Otero walked into the shop in 100 block of A Street about noon, pointed the toy gun at the store owner and demanded cash. He apparently panicked and fled without any money when a customer walked into the store, police said.

He was arrested near the store a short time later. The toy gun was also recovered, Chronister said.

Otero was being held at Ventura County Jail on Friday evening on $100,000 bail.

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