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Armed robbery reported at Stoneridge Mall

 

Pleasanton police are investigating after a woman reported being robbed at gunpoint outside the Stoneridge Shopping Center late Tuesday morning, according to a department spokesman.

The woman told officers she had just left the mall and was in the "A" parking lot around 11:30 a.m. when two young men approached her as she got into her car, according to Sgt. Erik Silacci.

One of the men yanked open the driver's door, pointed a black handgun at the woman and demanded her belongings while the other man walked to the front of the vehicle and acted as a lookout, Silacci said.

The woman handed over her belongings, and the two men fled in an awaiting car, described as an older, green Honda Civic or similar model vehicle, Silacci said.

The gun-wielding man was described as light-skinned, Hispanic and around18-20 years old, standing about 5-foot-4 with a slender build and wearing a beanie-style hat, dark sweater and gray pants.

The other culprit was described as a light-skinned black man around 18-20 years old, approximately 5-foot-4 with a slender build and wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt.

Silacci said the investigation is ongoing and anyone who may have witnessed the incident or has other relevant information should contact the department at 931-5100.

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Posted by TK
a resident of Birdland
on Dec 20, 2016 at 7:47 pm

Thank you brilliant CA electorate for approving prop 47 and prop 57. Your ignorance endangers all of us. Expect more of the same as we handcuff law enforcement and coddle repeat violent offenders. Sexual assault and assault with a deadly weapon can both be considered "non-violent" under 57.


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Posted by Jill
a resident of Carlton Oaks
on Dec 21, 2016 at 10:58 am

@TK:

First, we have no idea if the people who committed this robbery are repeat offenders.

Second, it is not prop 57 that classifies certain types of sexual assault as non-violent. The problem lies in Penal Code section 667.5, which specifies that rape is a violent felony only in these contexts (Web Link)

261(a) Rape is an act of sexual intercourse accomplished with a person not the spouse of the perpetrator, under any of the following circumstances:
(2) Where it is accomplished against a person’s will by means of force, violence, duress, menace, or fear of immediate and unlawful bodily injury on the person or another.
(6) Where the act is accomplished against the victim’s will by threatening to use the authority of a public official to incarcerate, arrest, or deport the victim or another, and the victim has a reasonable belief that the perpetrator is a public official. As used in this paragraph, “public official” means a person employed by a governmental agency who has the authority, as part of that position, to incarcerate, arrest, or deport another. The perpetrator does not actually have to be a public official.

Penal code section 262(a) Rape of a person who is the spouse of the perpetrator is an act of sexual intercourse accomplished under any of the following circumstances:
(1) Where it is accomplished against a person’s will by means of force, violence, duress, menace, or fear of immediate and unlawful bodily injury on the person or another.
(4) Where the act is accomplished against the victim’s will by threatening to retaliate in the future against the victim or any other person, and there is a reasonable possibility that the perpetrator will execute the threat. As used in this paragraph, “threatening to retaliate” means a threat to kidnap or falsely imprison, or to inflict extreme pain, serious bodily injury, or death.

If you want to change that, lobby our state legislators to update 667.5.


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Posted by MarkM
a resident of Birdland
on Dec 21, 2016 at 1:26 pm

Does anyone know where the "A" parking lot is? What department store is it near?


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Posted by Stoneridge mall shopper
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 21, 2016 at 2:05 pm

@jjill. Read carefully, and respond slowly. TK is correct in most,of his/her points. if someone commits a crime (robbery) that is under $950, the law enforcement cannot retain his/her. The person will be released, probably given a ticket. That's the reason for repeat offenders, and that's what TK is referring to unreasonable light sentence due to your stupid Brown. There have been double digit increase in car thefts, shoplifting everywhere. The police has a rough job to do! in this case, these 2 were using a gun, I guess this is armed robbery. if they were arrested in the Middle East, their hands would be chopped off. Then, these type of thugs would think twice before committing a crime,


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Posted by Common Sense
a resident of Del Prado
on Dec 21, 2016 at 4:45 pm

That is why we need to allow conceal carry in P-town. It is the best deterrence to all sorts of crime.


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Posted by Sam
a resident of Oak Hill
on Dec 21, 2016 at 4:56 pm

@Common Sense

Uh, huh.


"People with concealed carry permits have committed at least 29 mass shootings since 2007"

Washington Post: Web Link

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Posted by Common Sense
a resident of Del Prado
on Dec 21, 2016 at 5:17 pm

@ Sam

Oh right...29 out of the 11.1M people who have conceal carry permit in the country. I'd say the odd are pretty damn low. You're more likely to hit the lottery than being killed by someone with a conceal carry permit. Thanks for proving my point that conceal carry is a good thing.


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Posted by Common Sense
a resident of Del Prado
on Dec 21, 2016 at 5:22 pm

And coincidentally violent crime rate drops as more people obtain conceal carry permit. Is it a coincident or maybe it isn't??? hmm...

If you were a thug, you would think twice before robbing me if there is a chance I can be carrying, wouldn't you?


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Posted by Common Sense
a resident of Del Prado
on Dec 21, 2016 at 5:28 pm

@ Sam

Links for you...

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Posted by Sam
a resident of Oak Hill
on Dec 21, 2016 at 5:34 pm

@Common Sense :"Oh right...29 out of the 11.1M people who have conceal carry permit in the country. I'd say the odd are pretty damn low."

Well, yeah, the odds are about as low as being a victim of an armed robbery in Pleasanton.


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Posted by Sam
a resident of Oak Hill
on Dec 21, 2016 at 5:40 pm

@Common Sense :"If you were a thug, you would think twice before robbing me if there is a chance I can be carrying, wouldn't you?"

No, I would just shoot you first and then take your money and belongings - oh, and your gun, too.


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Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Dec 21, 2016 at 7:37 pm

Pleasanton Parent is a registered user.

Probability of unintentional harm to bystanders goes up exponentially with concealed weapon carriers. We don't need more untrained, or poorly trained hero's - Pleasanton pd is already under attack for unnecessary use of arms and they receive frequent and repetitive training. And to be clear, I'm not in the camp of criticizing Pleasanton pd.

Best defense is a strong offense, and while that may seem consistent with concealed carry, it's not due to the conceal. What works better to deter - harsher penalties that are enforced, better lighting, walking in groups, more frequent security rounds, controlled entrances/exits, personal focus on surroundings and making your presence known, and cameras.

Im not one to take away firearms from individuals, but I don't want them at shopping malls


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Posted by Bay Area Native
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Dec 22, 2016 at 12:51 pm

Bay Area Native is a registered user.

Not advocating for either side on concealed weapons but the odds of being a victim of a violent crime in Pleasanton are exponentially higher than being the victim of a mass shooting in the U.S. 87 violent crimes in Pleasanton in 2015 an increase of 43%. 1,700 part one crimes an increase of 33%.

The passage of prop 47 increased crime in Pleasanton.

Web Link


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Posted by mike
a resident of another community
on Dec 23, 2016 at 5:36 am

mike is a registered user.

Shopper:

I was a cop for almost 20 yrs till 2008. Now unless the laws have changed since then, there is no money limit in robbery. Robbery is the use of force or fear to obtain something. If I hold a baseball bat and threaten you with it and make you give me your $50 Casio watch, a robbery was committed, which is a felony. Now it might be knocked down to a misdemeanor in a plea bargain, however, the suspect would be arrested and booked into the jail for 211pc.

Common Sense:
I am pro-gun myself but just because one is “packing” does not make them any less susceptible to a crime. The best defense to a crime is be vigilant and not be walking through a parking lot looking at your phone or talking on your phone. You head should be on a swivel and if something makes your hair stand up on your neck do a 180 and get out of the area.

Sam:
A mass shooting, for info, is when four or more people are shot. 29 in 10 years is 2.9 mass shooting a year by a CCW individual. Divide that by 50 states and 300 million people, I bet most of the victims were known by the shooter. I would say you have a greater chance of getting struck by lightning while fighting off a Great White shark in the bay or, getting robbed in Pleasanton. Crime travels, just because Pleasanton is a low crime city, does not mean criminals from other cities won’t come here for easy Prey.

Planned Parent:
The media is pretty anti-gun. I have yet heard or read a story where an individual with a CCW shot the wrong person or shot so wildly that a round went astray and hit an innocent person. I have read and heard of cops doing that, witnessed it once.


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