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Ruby Hill resident chases, fights car thief; suspect remains at-large

Original post made on Nov 11, 2019

A resident in the Ruby Hill gated community in Pleasanton chased down a man who was stealing his car and the two briefly fought before the thief escaped the area early Saturday morning, according to police.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Sunday, November 10, 2019, 7:03 PM

Comments (9)

Posted by Superduperdupedalamedasheriff
a resident of Ruby Hill
on Nov 11, 2019 at 5:53 am

When will people learn to not leave keys and valuables in a car. Probably would eliminate the thefts. Just saying. He probably lives in ruby hills someone’s kid what a great community we have and how did the would be thief dupe so many officers k9 and a drone. Sorry but you guys still need training or something that’s just sad.

Posted by Wombat
a resident of Downtown
on Nov 11, 2019 at 9:09 am

Kind of strange that this happened in a gated community. Thought that the whole idea behind gated communities was to prevent this sort of thing from happening. But then I remembered reading about a police chief responding to someone asking him why crimes occur even in gated communities. His response was that the only way to stop these sorts of crimes from occurring is to remove all the male teenagers and young adult males from the gated community.

Posted by James Michael
a resident of Val Vista
on Nov 11, 2019 at 10:55 am

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Sounds pretty much like an "inside job". The police couldn't find him because he probably ran home.

Posted by Pleasestop Morontrollling
a resident of Ruby Hill
on Nov 11, 2019 at 2:34 pm

really, is that all you guys can muster is posting insensitive nonsense? You mean you have time for that? no better use of it? makes you sound ignorant.

Posted by James Michael
a resident of Val Vista
on Nov 11, 2019 at 2:52 pm

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Pleasestop is doing the same thing, so I guess you are ignorant too.

Posted by Wombat
a resident of Downtown
on Nov 11, 2019 at 3:28 pm


Don’t think that there is anything nonsensical about the speculations here. As the article notes, there was also another vehicle burglary on the previous night in this gated community. Now either someone is repeatedly taking the extra time and effort to break into and out of a gated community to commit petty car burglary and mail theft, or the person responsible for the car burglary, mail theft, and attempted car theft lives in the Ruby Hill community.

Not the most sophisticated or smartest criminal. My guess is that the PPD will make good progress on their investigation.

Posted by Grumpy
a resident of Vineyard Avenue
on Nov 11, 2019 at 8:27 pm

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Most gated communities are not gated for pedestrians or bicycles. This suspect used a bike, according to one video.

Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Nov 11, 2019 at 8:57 pm

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Should have shot him

Posted by Nick
a resident of San Ramon
on Nov 16, 2019 at 4:46 pm

White punks on dope.

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