Pleasanton Weekly

News - July 22, 2011

Shoplifting takes violent turn

Suspect pulls razor knife after chase

by Glenn Wohltmann

A routine shoplifting bust at the Stoneridge Shopping Center nearly ended in violence when a suspect being chased by a security guard confronted and threatened his pursuer, a police report said

The incident took place between 8:25 and 8:30 p.m. July 17 at JC Penny when a suspect was accused of the theft of a $68 pair of Nike high-top sneakers. The suspect ran, and a loss prevention worker gave chase, but the man stopped, turned and produced a folding razor blade knife and threatened the worker, according to the report.

The man then ran toward a parking structure on Stoneridge Mall Road; police set up a perimeter in the area but the suspect was not located. He is described as a white male, 5 feet 9-10 inches tall, weighing 150 to 160 pounds with brown hair. He was last seen wearing a hat and gray and white striped shirt. No further description was available.


There are no comments yet for this post

Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: *

Choose a category: *

Since this is the first comment on this story a new topic will also be started in Town Square! Please choose a category that best describes this story.

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields