Rainbow Crew: Thousand Oaks Police Department News Story

Rainbow Crew: Thousand Oaks Police Department News Story

The retail burglary suspects in Thousand Oaks known as the Rainbow Crew have been arrested.

On March 28, 2017, investigators assigned to the T.O. Police Department arrested four suspects that were involved in a series of commercial burglaries that occurred within their jurisdiction of Thousand Oaks, Camarillo, and several other locations throughout southern California.

March 1, 2017. Deputies respond to a theft call at a business located in the 300 block of West Hillcrest Drive in the City of Thousand Oaks. The deputies learn that four suspects entered a business and stole about $2,000 in merchandise. Thousand Oaks Police Investigators then connect the dots. The same group was responsible for five other burglaries that day, spanning from Glendale all the way to Camarillo. All in all, the suspects were responsible for stealing over $10,000 in merchandise.

Thousand Oaks Police Investigators, working closely with private businesses and other law enforcement agencies, were able to identify one of the suspects as Kyrie Grayson, a San Francisco resident. Investigators believed Grayson and the others were part of a larger retail group that called themselves a name that sent shivers down the spine of anyone who uttered it, “Rainbow Crew.” Rainbow Crew is believed to regularly travel up and down California and steal merchandise from many commercial stores. Investigators estimate that this crew has been responsible for stealing over $100,000 in merchandise from Los Angeles and Ventura County alone, and upwards of $1 million in merchandise throughout the state of California.

On March 28, 2017, at 10:30 a.m., Thousand Oaks Police Investigators received a call about the suspects, and a chase on the 101 N to the Rincon area where the pursuit was turned over to the California Highway Patrol. The officers deployed spikes and captured the suspects.

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