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Woman fights off would-be purse snatchers

Original post made on Jul 12, 2012

A woman successfully fought off two teen girls who tried to grab her purse and a bag of items she was returning to Stoneridge Shopping Center at 2:57 p.m. July 6, according to a police report.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, July 12, 2012, 7:35 AM

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Posted by William Teller
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 12, 2012 at 8:46 am

Another triumph of "diversity" in the Tri-valley!


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Posted by unknown
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 12, 2012 at 11:43 am

See that's why Alameda, Contra Costa and other counties should allow cancelled carry permits to those residence who obey the law. Crime would go down!!!!!


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Posted by None of the Above
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 12, 2012 at 11:46 am

Two teen wannabe thugs do not an epidemic make.

Also, Unknown, are you seriously advocating that this woman should have shot two 15/16 year olds? It's a freaking purse!


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Posted by Sheila
a resident of Stoneridge
on Jul 12, 2012 at 2:34 pm

To None of the Above, they were afflicting bodily harm on her. I don't care if it's a piece of gum, she has a right to defend herself. You don't think crime is an epidemic? What bubble do you live in?


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Posted by William Teller
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 12, 2012 at 3:02 pm

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Posted by None of the Above
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 12, 2012 at 3:04 pm

@Sheila,

Crime nationwide has been dropping for about 20 years. Pleasanton is at about a third of the national average:

Web Link

Do you seriously think it's worth killing someone over a pocketbook? You are scarier than the two little wannabes.


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Posted by Mike
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Jul 12, 2012 at 3:45 pm

Stoneridge Mall needs more parking lot security.

Mike


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Posted by liberalism is a disease
a resident of Birdland
on Jul 12, 2012 at 4:35 pm

liberalism is a disease is a registered user.

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Posted by Nurse Shark
a resident of Bridle Creek
on Jul 12, 2012 at 4:41 pm

I can't believe you just went there! The darkest of Oakland?! Talk about profiling!


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Posted by unknown
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 12, 2012 at 4:44 pm

None of the Above - Really! That is your comment.
How do you know the teens had no weapons? You rather get your A** kicked, killed, stapped, etc instead of protecting yourself and others next to you.

The saying: I would never trust you with my life,wife, my money.

Sheila is right you do live in a bubble! William Teller-I'm so sick of it too! ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!


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Posted by unknown
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 12, 2012 at 5:12 pm

liberalism is a disease: Wow you are a profiler! There are many African Americans that live in the Bay Area and Central Valley that work hard for their money and are very nice people. So for you to say a deepest, darkest Oakland is very racial. You have no idea where the teens live.


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Posted by Truth
a resident of Birdland
on Jul 12, 2012 at 10:32 pm

None of the Above...unless this happens to you.


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Posted by Been There Too
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 12, 2012 at 11:57 pm

The Pleasanton Police Department needs to have a sub-station at Stoneridge Mall because this situation is not going to get any better. I don't even go there anymore. It's just getting scetchy.
(Mall owners listening?)

I drive all the way up to Walnut Creek. It's just a more enjoyable shopping area. I don't even mind the drive anymore.


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Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger
a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Jul 13, 2012 at 8:12 am

Kathleen Ruegsegger is a registered user.

Been There Too, This morning's paper covered a similar incident in Walnut Creek:

"Walnut Creek
"Two women sought in auto garage robbery
Police are seeking two women suspected of robbing women at knifepoint Wednesday in a Broadway Plaza parking garage.

"The robbery happened at 5:22 p.m. in the parking structure at 1390 N. Broadway, police said. The two female victims were in a parked car in the garage when the two suspects approached them with knives drawn and took their purses, Sugrue said.

"Both suspects were black and about 22 years old with thin builds and about 5-foot-6. One had tattoos on her arms, curly dark hair and was wearing a strapless denim jump suit. The other was wearing a long tribal dress with a bright color pattern.

Both were last seen running through the upper level of nearby Macy's and possibly leaving in a dark-colored Lexus SUV."

Fake Steve, given that cars were the escape vehicles, you can give up the fake BART concerns.

Doesn't hurt to be cautious and be aware of those around you.


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Posted by Nurse Shark
a resident of Bridle Creek
on Jul 13, 2012 at 8:24 am

Ooh--a fill-in-the-blank! Can I guess? Is it "danger?"


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