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Pleasanton's Arby's robbed Thursday night

Employee ducks into back room as robber grabs cash

Arby's restaurant located at 5900 Owens Dr. was robbed Thursday night by a man who approached the counter and demanded money.

The employee behind the counter became frightened and went to the back of the store. The suspect then went behind the counter, removed an undisclosed amount of cash from the register and fled. No vehicle was seen in the get-away.

Pleasanton Police Lieutenant Brian Laurence said the robbery occurred at 8:05 p.m. Police responded to a robbery alarm at the restaurant within minutes, he said, and searched the area in an unsuccessful effort to track the suspect. Allied police agencies were also notified.

The suspect is described as an unknown race, dark skinned male adult; 19 to 25 years old; 5'5" to 5'8" tall; thin build. He was wearing dark framed sunglasses, a white hooded sweat shirt with multiple colors imprinted on it, and blue jeans.

Anybody with information about this crime is asked to contact the Pleasanton Police Department at (925) 931-5100.

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Posted by Greg J
a resident of Downtown
on Jan 24, 2014 at 8:42 am

Thank you, as always, for the good job of keeping all of us up to date on the good and bad here in town.
Please consider hiring a copy editor. Just one example, "and searched the search"
I love the pleasanton weekly. Thank you again.


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Posted by Big Yawn
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 24, 2014 at 8:50 am

No gun, no threats. Just a guy who took advantage of a milquetoast employee. Gives the local racist, William Tell, an opportunity to vent his fear and self-loathing. Time to move on.


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Posted by Bill
a resident of Pleasanton Heights
on Jan 24, 2014 at 9:14 am

Hard to believe there would be any cash in the drawer at Arbys.


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Posted by Andrea
a resident of Mohr Park
on Jan 24, 2014 at 9:16 am

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Posted by Really?
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 24, 2014 at 9:30 am

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Posted by Barbara L
a resident of Vineyard Avenue
on Jan 24, 2014 at 9:31 am

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Posted by Claudette
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 24, 2014 at 9:44 am

Smart girl ~ Make a run for it, the thief can bag his own money. Your life is worth more than the job ~

Take a lesson here kiddos. Run duck and cover ~ That's what they used to teach us in school, to stay safe.

There must be video right?


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Posted by BJ Tiffany Lane
a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Jan 24, 2014 at 9:45 am

WOW! We sure have a lot of crybabies in this town. Pleasanton Weekly by far is much better than the Independent and who cares if there a typos or grammar issues, it is FREE! Good job Weekly! Pleasanton should post an officer or a volunteer officer at the major intersections off the freeway during the evening hours. It would either catch or scare away potential criminals.


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Posted by Tom
a resident of Castlewood
on Jan 24, 2014 at 9:54 am

Maybe Big Yawn would like to man the fast food counter at night and be confronted by someone demanding money? And yes it probably is a dance around the issue. Have seen this before...


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Posted by Big Yawn
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 24, 2014 at 10:10 am

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Posted by Cajones Grande
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 24, 2014 at 10:28 am

The number of robberies occurring along I-580 in Pleasanton is getting completely out of control. Is anything serious being done about this? More police devoted to this than to hiding behind trees to catch small-time speeders? Better alarm system to get the cops there quickly enough to nail the perp? Businesses having better security? Profiling with stop and search(OK you crazy *ss loons can start screaming now)? Putting a 20 foot high wall around Oakland (just kidding).


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Posted by Stacey
a resident of Downtown
on Jan 24, 2014 at 11:35 am

I am thinking this is an inside job. The "frightened" employee went to the back of the store then the robber went behind the counter and took the money. I could be wrong though and go ahead and make comment about my writing. don't give a hoot.


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Posted by Sam
a resident of Oak Hill
on Jan 24, 2014 at 12:17 pm

Stacey wrote: "I am thinking this is an inside job. The "frightened" employee went to the back of the store then the robber went behind the counter and took the money."

Anything particular about the circumstances of this robbery that make you suspect that it was an inside job? Or are you just suspicious about robberies of fast food places in general?


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Posted by Big Yawn
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 24, 2014 at 3:28 pm

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Posted by Right
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 24, 2014 at 6:48 pm

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a resident of Vineyard Avenue
on Jan 24, 2014 at 7:27 pm

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a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 24, 2014 at 7:45 pm

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a resident of Del Prado
on Jan 24, 2014 at 8:32 pm

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Posted by King Zanzibar
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 25, 2014 at 2:42 am

Enjoying the commentary. Statistically crime has not gotten worse.


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a resident of California Reflections
on Jan 25, 2014 at 8:17 am

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on Jan 25, 2014 at 8:58 am

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a resident of Carlton Oaks
on Jan 25, 2014 at 9:28 am

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on Jan 25, 2014 at 9:32 am

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