Pleasanton police are investigating a Dec. 23 holdup at the J.C. Penny store in Stoneridge Shopping Center.
Cash was taken in the robbery, which occurred at about 6:47 p.m., according to a police report; little additional information is being released because the case is under active investigation.
In other police reports:
An attempt to steal a catalytic converter from a vehicle in the 4600 block of Sandalwood drive led to multiple charges against the would-be thief. Thomas Tong Vang, 32, was arrested at about 2:01 a.m. Dec. 26 and charged with possession of stolen property, possession of burglary tools, auto parts theft and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Caffino, a coffee kiosk in the 6700 block of Santa Rita Road, was burgled twice in a week. The first occurred at about 4:24 a.m. Dec. 23 and the second took place near the same time, 4:52 a.m., on Dec. 26. Cash was stolen in both break-ins.
A burglar targeted washing machines at Royal Garden Apartments on Dec. 22. Police received at call at about 11:23 a.m.; no money was taken.