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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 6, 1995 | STEPHANIE BROMMER
Oxnard police continued their search Tuesday for two men who robbed a shoe store on Saviers Road and fled in a two-door, white Cadillac with a light blue top. The men, each armed with a small-caliber handgun, entered Payless Shoe Source at 3530 Saviers Road at 7:55 p.m. Monday and demanded that the clerk unlock the safe, police said. The suspects fled with an undetermined amount of cash and gift certificates, police said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 23, 1994 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON and NICHOLAS RICCARDI, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Pam Worley was in line to pay at the register of the Payless ShoeSource in Canoga Park when ex-convict Jesus Valenzuela burst into the discount store with a handgun. As the clerks emptied out the register, she crawled out on her hands and knees to her husband, off-duty Los Angeles County Safety Police Officer Thomas Worley, who was in the crowded parking lot of the strip mall. She told her husband the store was being robbed. He grabbed his badge.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 22, 1994 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON and JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
An off-duty Los Angeles County safety officer was fatally shot in front of his wife Wednesday night outside a Canoga Park shoe store after trading shots with a robbery suspect who also was shot and later died, police said. The officer, identified as Thomas Worley, 32, died from gunshot wounds to the groin and upper chest after he confronted the suspected robber, Jesus Valenzuela, about 6:15 p.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 15, 1994
Long before high-tech Air Jordans and disposable dress shoes danced onto the scene, feet dressed differently. Shoes had sole, not to mention rugged double stitching and hand-carved leather uppers. People wore the same comfortable pair year after year and threw them out only as a last resort. Now those same chubby, rock-solid shoes of the '40s and '50s are making a comeback of sorts at 7605 1/2 Beverly Boulevard.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 23, 1991 | PEGGY Y. LEE
A Westlake Village man was arrested on suspicion of robbing a shoe store in Thousand Oaks, authorities said Friday. Roberto Soto, 23, was being held Friday at Ventura County Jail in lieu of $20,000 bail. A man reportedly walked into Patrini Shoes at 1764 Moorpark Road about 8:45 p.m. Thursday to look at some shoes, said Ventura County Sheriff's Lt. Richard Diaz. The man left, then returned about 15 minutes later, threatened a salesclerk with a razor blade and demanded money, Diaz said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 15, 1991
A 24-year-old athletic shoe store assistant manager foiled a robbery by gang members Wednesday when he disarmed one gunman and shot and wounded two other fleeing accomplices, authorities said Thursday. Deion Davis was on duty at 8:45 p.m. when five robbers--one armed with a shotgun--entered the Foot Locker store on Sherman Way in Reseda and confronted employees and two customers, police said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 25, 1990
An gunman robbed two Simi Valley stores Thursday, authorities said. The robber entered the Athletic Express shoe store on Los Angeles Avenue at 2:45 p.m., showed a handgun and demanded cash, said Lt. Neal Rein of the Simi Valley Police Department. The man was given an undisclosed amount of money from an employee, Rein said. About 15 minutes later, a man entered the House of Fabrics on Tapo Street, about a quarter of a mile away from the shoe store, and committed a similar robbery, Rein said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 23, 1988
The shoe clerk recognized the heavyset blond man robbing the Garden Grove store this week. He was wearing the Size 12 sneakers he stole the last time he robbed a store where she was working. Police said Wednesday that there were four shoe store robberies between Sunday and Tuesday and that two, at least, were apparently committed by the same man.
BUSINESS
June 24, 1986
The Standard Shoe Co. has closed its store on Ventura Boulevard in Woodland Hills, but the company plans to expand by opening smaller stores. The 23 employees affected by the closing are being offered jobs at some of the 11 other Standard Shoes stores, including outlets in North Hollywood, Northridge and West Los Angeles.
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