Uploaded: Thursday, October 4, 2012, 7:36 AM
Updated: Sunday, October 7, 2012, 4:36 PM
Robbery fails at Chase Bank in Pleasanton, succeeds at a Chase branch in Livermore
Plus, other Pleasanton police reports through Oct. 2
|It was a zero-sum game for Pleasanton police and two would-be bandits who attempted to hold up Chase Bank Tuesday. The suspects failed to get any cash and, so far, also got away.
The holdup attempt took place at about 5:48 p.m. Monday, according to a police news release, which said two black male adults entered the Chase Bank at 5800 Stoneridge Mall Road and ordered everyone onto the floor. One of the suspects jumped over the counter and opened the cash drawers.
The suspects fled the bank without any cash. No vehicles were seen.
The next day, Livermore police received reports of a robbery at a Chase Bank in that city at 2:31 p.m. Investigators are trying to track down two men who robbed the bank, located at 1702 N.
The suspects in the Pleasanton holdup attempt are described as two black men in their 20s with short hair. They fled on foot before officers arrived and were last seen running north
from the bank, police said.
The first suspect was about 5 feet 9 inches tall. He was wearing a white T-shirt and shorts and carrying a purple bag or bandana. The second suspect wore a black T-shirt with a gold imprint and blue jeans.
Police said no weapons were seen and no injuries were reported.
In other Pleasanton police reports:
* A dispute over noise coming from the basketball courts at an apartment complex landed a man in jail for robbery, according to Pleasanton police reports.
Greg Francis Gregory, 54, of Pleasanton was arrested at the Eaves apartments in the 3600 block of Andrews Avenue at 6:28 p.m. Sept. 27.
Gregory, angry about the noise three juveniles were making, forcibly took three basketballs from the youths, the report said.
* Catalytic converters were targeted by thieves this week. The converters, which are part of a vehicle's exhaust system, contain precious metals including platinum, palladium and rhodium and can be sold for quick cash at recycling centers and scrap yards.
All five were stolen in the same time period, between the evening of Sept. 30 and the morning of Oct. 1. One valued at $2,000 was stolen between 10 p.m. Sept. 30 and at 7:15 a.m. the next day from a home in the in the 2200 block of Camino Brazos. Another $2,000 converter was taken between 2:20 a.m. Sept. 30 and 2:20 a.m. Oct. 1 from the 6900 block of Calle Altamira.
Two $500 catalytic converters were stolen, one in the 5300 block of Blackbird Drive between 6:30 p.m. Sept. 30 and 8 a.m. Oct. 1 and one between 5 p.m. Sept. 30 and 4:45 p.m. Oct. 1 in the 2300 block of Woodthrush Way. A converter valued at $1,200 was taken between 9:30 p.m. Sept. 30 and noon Oct. 1 from the 2200 block of Goldcrest Circle.
Pleasanton is not alone: Thefts of catalytic converters have been reported to be on the rise in Berkeley, Newark, Palo Alto and Richmond.
* Cash was stolen from two local businesses the last week of September.
In one incident, $3,048 stolen from Valley Medical Oncology Consultants in the 5700 block of W. Las Positas Boulevard between 4:30 p.m. Sept. 26 and 8:25 a.m. Sept. 27. There was no sign of forced entry.
In the second, $614 cash was stolen from Caffino, the kiosk coffee shop in the 6700 block of Santa Rita Road. An employee arriving for work at 4:52 a.m. discovered a window had been smashed.
* A Brentwood woman was arrested Oct. 2 for passing counterfeit bills. Audrey Thomas, 23, was arrested for forgery at about 8:09 p.m. after attempting to buy a $99 iPod speaker dock and $129 vacuum. Thirteen counterfeit $20 bills were confiscated as evidence.
* Two local residents were victims of felony identity theft in recent days.
One, reported at 12:40 p.m. Sept. 28, was caught when Macys.com called a resident of the 3300 block of Santa Rita Road to see if she'd made a $494.14 purchase. While that was not shipped, the woman discovered two other fraudulent purchases, one for $886.86 at Empirelumber.com and another for $395.40 at Sephora.com.
In the second identity theft, reported at 11:38 a.m. Oct. 2, a resident of the 4200 block of Rosewood Drive told police someone used her credit card to charge two $300 gift cards at Macy's.
* A $1,200 mountain bicycle was reported stolen from the 5500 block of W. Las Positas Boulevard between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sept. 26
Under the law, those arrested are considered innocent until convicted.
Last week the Pleasanton Police Department also listed the following information in its log of incident reports.
- 5:31 p.m. in the 5900 block of Via del Cielo
- 8:23 a.m. in the 1100 block of Santa Rita Road
- 10:21 p.m. in the 8000 block of Ensenada Drive
- 11:03 a.m. in the 2300 block of Stoneridge Mall Road; fraud
- 5:25 p.m. in the 3500 block of Mercato Court; theft from structure
- 8:12 a.m. in the 4100 block of Churchill Drive
- 5:19 p.m. in the 7300 block of Johnson Drive
- 6:02 p.m. in the 400 block of Old Bernal Avenue
- 8:49 p.m. in the 5100 block of Monaco Drive; drug investigation
- 10:25 p.m. in the 4400 block of Comanche Way possession of a controlled substance, under the influence of a controlled substance
- 6:28 p.m. in the 3600 block of Andrews Avenue
- 9:28 a.m. in the 5700 block of W. Las Positas Boulevard
- 1:07 p.m. in the 5800 block of Parkside Drive
- 6:07 p.m. in the 4400 block of Mohr Avenue
- 8:13 a.m. at the intersection of Valley Avenue and Crestline Road; marijuana possession, driving with marijuana
- 7:16 a.m. in the 3500 block of Brent Court
- 12:40 p.m. in the 3300 block of Santa Rita Road; fraud
- 2:59 p.m. in the 6300 block of Alvord Way; fraud
- 7:13 p.m. in the 1500 block of Stoneridge Mall Road; shoplifting
- 4:52 a.m. in the 6700 block of Santa Rita Road
- 9:53 a.m. in the 11900 block of Dublin Canyon Road
- 1:56 a.m. in the 1400 block of Santa Rita Road; DUI
- 2:10 a.m. at the intersection of Santa Rita Road and Mohr Avenue; DUI
- 11:47 p.m. in the 300 block of St. Mary Street; public drunkenness
- 11:51 a.m. in the 300 block of Main Street; theft
- 2:04 p.m. in the 1000 block of Stoneridge Mall Road; shoplifting
- 3:41 p.m. at Stoneridge Drive
- 1:03 a.m. in the 3900 block of Rockingham Drive; public drunkenness
- 2:03 a.m. at the intersection of Pimlico Drive and Santa Rita Road; DUI
- 10:30 a.m. in the 4500 block of Chabot Drive; marijuana possession
- 11:01 a.m. in the 4500 block of Rosewood Drive
- 10:55 a.m. at the intersection of Lylewood Drive and Regency Drive; theft
- 5:03 p.m. in the 1500 block of Stoneridge Mall Road; shoplifting
- 3:50 a.m. in the 4900 block of Dolores Street
- 1:20 a.m. in the 300 block of St. Mary Street; public drunkenness
- 2:44 a.m. in the 5000 block of Case Avenue; DUI
- 7:57 p.m. in the 7000 block of Johnson Drive; public drunkenness
- 8:05 a.m. in the 5700 block of Owens Drive; auto theft
- 9:50 a.m. in the 2300 block of Woodthrush Way; fraud
- 9:27 p.m. in the 4400 block of Rosewood Drive; theft from structure
- 9:34 p.m. in the 3400 block of Norton Way; theft
- 8:03 a.m. in the 2200 block of Camino Brazos
- 8:06 a.m. in the 6900 block of Calle Altamira
- 8:22 a.m. in the 5300 block of Blackbird Drive
- 11:13 a.m. in the 4200 block of Dorman Road
- 4:50 p.m. in the 2300 block of Woodthrush Way
- 5:19 p.m. at the intersection of Junipero Street and Sonoma Drive
- 1:13 a.m. in the 4200 block of Valley Avenue; public drunkenness
- 2:34 a.m. near the intersection of Interstates 580 and 680; paraphernalia possession
- 7:29 p.m. in the 3900 block of Old Santa Rita Road; public drunkenness
- 9:02 p.m. in the 4100 block of Vineyard Avenue; public drunkenness
- 5:48 p.m. in the 5800 block of Stoneridge Mall Road
- 9:03 a.m. in the 5000 block of Rigatti Circle; fraud
- 1:38 a.m. in the 4200 block of Rosewood Drive; fraud
- 1:55 p.m. in the 5700 block of Owens Drive; theft
- 4:44 p.m. in the 4500 block of Rosewood Drive; shoplifting
- 7:21 a.m. in the 3600 block of Manchester Street
- 7:55 a.m. in the 3600 block of Annis Circle
- 8:18 a.m. in the 3800 block of Cheshire Court
- 11:50 a.m. in the 3600 block of Cambridge Court
- 12:28 p.m. in the 2200 block of Goldcrest Circle.
Hannah Albarazi, Bay City News, contributed to this story.
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Posted by Ptown Native, a resident of the Stoneridge neighborhood, on Oct 4, 2012 at 8:24 am
Why won't the Police give a description?
That's how they caught the last one.
Posted by mooseturd, a resident of the Pleasanton Valley neighborhood, on Oct 4, 2012 at 8:59 am
mooseturd is a member (registered user) of PleasantonWeekly.com
Same guys got the Chase in Livermore on Wed. Maybe they should upgrade their cameras. There are cameras everywhere now. Why not deploy them in a bank lobby?
Posted by Anonymous, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Oct 4, 2012 at 1:02 pm
Just because it's not here, does not mean the cops didn't release it. A different news source had the description so it's likely pleasantonweekly not putting it.
Posted by Helpful Math Guy, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Oct 4, 2012 at 1:53 pm
"Zero Sum Game"
That's the wackiest version of it I've ever heard/read. It can happen to anyone, but please do re-write the first sentence.
Zero sum game: This is where there is only room for one contestant to win. There can be neither two winners or two losers.
Posted by Helpful Math Guy (whose grammar needs some correcting), a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Oct 4, 2012 at 1:54 pm
... nor two losers.
Posted by liberalism is a disease, a resident of the Birdland neighborhood, on Oct 5, 2012 at 8:38 am
liberalism is a disease is a member (registered user) of PleasantonWeekly.com
"Catalytic converters were targeted by thieves this week."
Another good reason to stop hoarding junk in your gargage and actually use it for what it was intended for: parking your car in.
Posted by Mr. Geeneyuss, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Oct 5, 2012 at 8:40 am
"Ptown native" you have to click on the Web Link to read the full story. Two black males, early 20's, can't believe nobody has trolled a BART related race comment yet?
Oh wait, I just did, darn!
Posted by Ptown Native, a resident of the Stoneridge neighborhood, on Oct 5, 2012 at 9:37 am
Thanks Mr Geeneyuss. When the article came out
yesterday morning, it said they 'had not' released the
descriptions yet. I see today, that the descriptions are
in there now. (Not that I couldn't have guessed even