Pleasanton Weekly

Community Pulse - November 26, 2010

Police Bulletin

Would-be robbers flee in two separate incidents

Police in Pleasanton are following up on two robbery attempts that occurred last week.

The first took place at about 8:40 p.m. Nov. 17 near Macy's in the Stoneridge Shopping Center. According to Sgt. Jim Knox, a 22-year-old Pleasanton woman was walking toward her car when a red Volvo pulled up alongside her and the passenger, a Hispanic or white female adult in her early 20s, grabbed the victim's purse and dragged her on the ground alongside the car. The victim held on to her purse as the car drove toward the mall's ring road. Although the victim sustained abrasions to her right arm and hip, she did not let go of the purse and did not lose anything.

The second incident occurred at about 6:25 p.m. Nov. 18. Officers were called to a fight in the parking lot of Caffino, a drive through coffee stand in the 6700 block of Santa Rita Road. The victim, a 23-year-old male, told police he was confronted by two suspects who demanded his car keys and wallet. The man fought off his attackers and was struck numerous times in the head and face but held on to his belongings. During the incident, the man shouted for help and the two suspects fled on foot.

One suspect is described as a white adult male in his mid 20s, about 6 feet 1 inch tall, and weighing about 190 pounds. He was wearing a black knit cap and a black zippered sweatshirt.

The other suspect is described as a Hispanic male adult, also in his mid 20s, about 5 feet 7 inches tall, and weighing about 170 pounds. He was wearing a red hooded sweatshirt at the time of the attack.

The victim was left swollen and bruised but was otherwise unhurt.

Both cases remain under investigation. Anyone with information about either incident can call police at 931-5100.

Despite the two incidents in a single week, Knox said the number of robberies for 2010 is at about the same level as last year.

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