Armed Robbery Arrest
The Ventura Police Department responded to two armed robberies that occurred in October and November 2021.
The first robbery occurred on 10-21-21 at 2850 Johnson Dr (Wild Side Smoke Shop). The suspect entered the establishment with a handgun in his waistband and demanded money from the clerk. The clerk complied with the suspect and gave him an undisclosed amount money. The suspect fled on foot after the robbery.
The second robbery occurred on 11-13-21 at 1145 S Victoria Av (Blenders in the Grass). The suspect entered the store brandished a knife and demanded money from the clerk. The suspect fled on foot after this clerk provided him with an undisclosed amount of money.
Ventura Police detectives began to investigate these two robberies and during the investigation it was determined that the suspect was the same person in both incidents. Detectives located witness and physical evidence to these crimes to assist in linking the suspect to both locations.
On 12-15-21, the suspect, Saad Fakhouri (9/26/96) Ventura Resident was found on Johnson Dr and was taken into custody without incident. He was booked into Ventura County Jail on two counts of felony armed robbery.
On Dec.15, at 7:35pm, , the Ventura Police Department Command Center received a call of a stabbing in the 500 block of East Thompson Blvd. Patrol Officers arrived in the area within three minutes of the call and immediately located the suspect and took her into custody. During the investigation, officers learned that the victim was attempting to walk by Mary Martin, 01/06/1978, Vagrant , who was blocking the victim’s path to her residence. As the victim walked by Martin, Martin threatened her and then stabbed the victim in the leg and arm. The victim sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital for treatment.
Martin was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon and criminal threats.