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Valley Avenue 7-Eleven store in Pleasanton robbed early Friday

Original post made on Sep 13, 2013

A Pleasanton 7-Eleven store on Valley Avenue near Santa Rita Road was robbed early yesterday morning by a man who threatened the lone store clerk, leaped over the counter and grabbed an undetermined amount of money from the cash register.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, September 13, 2013, 7:33 AM

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Posted by Scott Walsh
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Sep 13, 2013 at 8:56 am

I have full confidence in the Pleasanton Police Department to arrest this guy. Pleasanton is becoming like all other cities with crime issues.


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Posted by Sleep deprived
a resident of Downtown
on Sep 13, 2013 at 11:03 am

Seriously, was it necessary for the police to activate the emergency text message program (Nixle) about this at 4:35 AM? It woke me up and that's a hard time to get back to sleep. PLEASE save the emergency notices for things that we really need to know. A message about a routine robbery nearly 3 HOURS later is of absolutely zero value to the community, especially at 4:35 AM.

Another one they sent out a couple of months ago was that a kid had a skateboard accident in a cul-de-sac. Really? It's like there are some police staff who are way too eager to try out the new whiz-bang technology. Please, PPD, use some common sense.


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Posted by Jenay
a resident of Birdland
on Sep 13, 2013 at 11:34 am

I got the middle of the night alert also! Did not appreciate it. Alert me if it's something I REALLY need to know. Like a major catastrophe. Got the skateboard one too.
They for sure need to do a major overhaul of their alert notifications!


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Posted by Elizabeth
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Sep 13, 2013 at 1:40 pm

Expect more of the same once the new 7-11 store opens on Santa Rita & w. Las Positas.
It's common knowledge where ever these stores are crime will increase.
The city of Pleasanton allows them in for quick tax revenue with little regard to how they impact the neighborhoods that they are located near.


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Posted by Mitch
a resident of another community
on Sep 13, 2013 at 2:17 pm

@elizabeth

Lived near this store for over 25 years, first time I can remember it EVER being robbed.

Care to present some statistics for your increased crime rates near Pleasanton liquor stores, or are you just making it up?








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Posted by ????
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 13, 2013 at 2:31 pm

I wonder what determines WHO is alerted..(I want to stay off that list). The only call I've ever received was that teenage ?kidnapping? last month. 11pm call everybody complained about, except several complained it was 'during' the night. So, maybe there are TWO lists??


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Posted by The facts from OSHA
a resident of Mohr Elementary School
on Sep 13, 2013 at 5:59 pm

Mitch,

See excerpt below from OSHA Secretary of Labor about risk of homicides being greater in late night gas stations and convenience stores. Below is excerpt and link to OSHA report on situation.
Web Link

7-11 is trying to manage this but clearly it is a continuing risk with late night establishments.

"OSHA's Recommendations for Workplace Violence Prevention Programs in Late-Night Retail Establishments provide a common sense approach to stemming the risks and hazards too often associated with late night jobs," Herman said. "These guidelines can help employees and their employers avoid being victims."

Herman added, "The statistics are shocking....And 48% of all homicides in the workplace occur in retail. The risk is apparently greater for those who work at night in convenience stores, liquor stores and gasoline stations. We must do all we can to insure the safety of all of America's workers as they strive to make a decent wage to sustain themselves and their families."


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Posted by Mike
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Sep 13, 2013 at 9:16 pm

5-6 to 5-7 feet tall weighing about 220 pounds.

You mean short, fat dude, right?


Mike




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Posted by Mitch
a resident of another community
on Sep 14, 2013 at 12:05 am

@thefactsfromosha

Your OSHA stats are for all liquor stores, not Pleasanton liquor stores. If you adjust for zip code, your OSHA stats are a lot less convincing.

For the people complaining about a 711 replacing a gas station and attracting more crime, your OSHA stats prove it's a wash. It's a non-issue.

Outside of this single incident at 711, any crimes in that general vicinity can just as easily be blamed on Jack in the Box, Perry's or Sunshine Saloon. I hear high school kids gather there to loiter frequently....


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Posted by unknown
a resident of another community
on Sep 15, 2013 at 1:51 pm

First of all why did the employee go into the cold room while a customer was in the store. Second thing maybe they should have more than one employee working at night time... (Comment partially removed by Pleasanton Weekly Online staff)


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Posted by Censorship Follies
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 15, 2013 at 3:25 pm

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Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger
a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Sep 15, 2013 at 3:55 pm

Kathleen Ruegsegger is a registered user.

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I'm glad the 7-11 clerk wasn't hurt.


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Posted by Censorship Follies
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 15, 2013 at 7:41 pm

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Posted by anon
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 15, 2013 at 8:49 pm

@unknown. the graveyard shift only has one person because of the labor cost vs. Revenue. Per the franchise agreement, 7-11 cannot close ir lock their doors. So the cooler needs to be stocked when there are no customers in store. There is a bell in the cooler so the clerk knows when someone enters the store.

I know the Otts that owned that franchise in the 80's, and they never said they carried weapons. The policy of 7-11 and their franchisees is to keep less than $20 in the register during the graveyard shift. Deters robberies.

Siunds to me the robber watched from outside the clerk head into the cooler then went in as quickly as possibly before clerk got back to register area. No weapon.


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Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger
a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Sep 15, 2013 at 9:48 pm

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Posted by right
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 15, 2013 at 10:17 pm

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Posted by Joe
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 15, 2013 at 10:57 pm

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Posted by Censorship Follies
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 16, 2013 at 1:30 am

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Posted by Daveg
a resident of Birdland
on Sep 16, 2013 at 9:17 am

Daveg is a registered user.

One has to laugh at Mike Cherry and his numerous aliases that he continues to post under. Somehow it's always "the other person's fault" in his world. The funniest thing so far about Mikie's posting is his frequent reversals on what is valid and what is not. For example I have to chuckle at his comment on his last posting in which he say's "talking about the New York Times or other legitimate newspapers which have competent staffs", however in another posting he lambasts the Times as "The powerful corporate media company, the New York Times, will offer its once-a-year watered down Labor Day piece" or his ranting's against newspapers regarding unions," Until the corporate media can present reliable information about matters of average wage, health benefits, and the like, the public will continue to be ill-informed -- something that corporate media desires of us all and continues to perpetuate, particularly when matters pertain to labor's gallant efforts to stand up for all of America's workers".
Funny stuff from Mikie and all his aliases!


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