A father sitting in his parked car at Stoneridge Shopping Center with two young children in the back seat Saturday afternoon was robbed by two men who at first tried to carjack the vehicle.
Pleasanton Police Lieutenant Brian Laurence said the victim was in his parked vehicle at about 1:25 p.m. in the lot near Sears when the first suspect approached him on foot and stood near his (driver's) door. A second suspect stood by the rear of the vehicle.
The first suspect displayed what appeared to be a shotgun and demanded the victim's vehicle. When the victim him that his two children were in the vehicle, the suspect instead demanded personal property from the victim and the victim complied.
Then the two suspects got into a waiting vehicle and fled onto Stoneridge Mall Road.
The victim called police who, with the help of Stoneridge Mall security officers, searched the area for the suspects, but they were not located.
Laurence gave this description of the suspects:
#1: Pacific Islander/Male/Adult; age: mid-20's; about 5'10" tall; slim build; wearing a black trench coat.
#2: Black/Male/Adult; age: mid-20's; about 5'10" tall; slim build; wearing a light colored jacket.
No description of the suspects' vehicle is available.
Anybody who may have information about this crime is asked to call the Pleasanton Police Department at (925) 931-5100.