Pleasanton police reported that a man was robbed at gunpoint in a parking lot at Stoneridge Shopping Center Sunday evening, making it the second parking lot robbery to have occurred there in a month.
Two men driving a circa 1988 Toyota Tercel approached a man walking in a southwest parking lot near Macy's department store at 1300 Stoneridge Mall Road at 7:25 p.m., according to police.
The passenger of the Toyota reportedly got out of the car and pointed a gun at the victim, demanding he hand over his wallet and cell phone.
A woman leaving Stoneridge Mall on Dec. 2 was followed by a man who threw her on the ground in the course of stealing her purse, according to Pleasanton police.
The thief was later arrested when a witness chased him into a wooded area near the mall where officers caught up with him, police reported.
The suspect wielding a gun in Sunday's parking lot robbery is described as a man standing 5-feet 10-inches to 6-feet tall and wearing a black ski mask.
The gun was reported to be a black semi-automatic handgun.
Anyone with information regarding this case of armed robbery is asked to contact Pleasanton Police Department at (925) 931-5100.