Posted by Alert, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jan 5, 2009 at 11:05 am
This is a horrible crime. We all can loose focus carrying on with our day to day routines. While traveling to or from Stoneridge, please stay alert and aware of your surroundings. It's very dangerous this time of year, no matter where you are.
Posted by MF Horn, a resident of the Southeast Pleasanton neighborhood, on Jan 6, 2009 at 11:23 am
The excuse "the economy is so bad, people are resorting to stealing more than ever" is pretty lame. Whether the economy is in the tank or sky-high, there will always be those who think the Stoneridge Mall parking lot is ripe for the picking.
Posted by Nancy Freedom, a resident of the Downtown neighborhood, on Jan 7, 2009 at 9:47 am
Never mind cameras in that large parking lot. I'd want a live, well-trained security officer patrolling it before I shopped there. I'm a retiree on fixed income with osteoporosis who can neither afford to be thrown to the ground or robbed. I shop in or near Downtown in daylight, or by Internet.
Posted by Yikers, a resident of the Birdland neighborhood, on Jan 7, 2009 at 10:46 am
Hey Actual Factual,
Ever notice how the crime rate in Oakland just keeps climbing, no matter what the economy is doing.
The person that referenced BART hit it on the head. More folks from over the hill in our beloved Pleasanton is never a good thing. And while we are at it, if someone could keep all the schmucks from Livermore and all places east from cutting through my town, I would really flippin appreciate it!
Posted by actfact, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jan 7, 2009 at 1:24 pm
I think we should erect a 10ft fence all the way around Pleasanton to keep everyone out. This is ridiculous,its a free country people should be able to travel wherever they please whenever they please. I think it is very closed minded of you to assume all of the crime comes from "over the hill". Do I have to remind you of the two unsolved murders at castlewood country club, which is two more murders than Castro Valley (you know, the other side of the hill).
Posted by Mike, a resident of the Downtown neighborhood, on Jan 7, 2009 at 3:03 pm
Remember the LA riots? No police? there will be more of these incidents, and when the government stops handing out welfare, where do you think all these oaklanders are headed??? Over the hill to the wealthiest area perhaps in the state, just across the hill!
Posted by Larry, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jan 7, 2009 at 5:41 pm
Pleasanton, the wealthiest area in the state? please I think you had one too many wine coolers. Oakland is the way it is because people are afraid to integrate. please continue to think this is 1955 and things will never change
Posted by Carol, a resident of the Country Fair neighborhood, on Jan 7, 2009 at 5:56 pm
As a retired Supervisor with Civil Service and possessing a vast knowledge and experience of all Social Service and Welfare Programs, I say don't kid yourself. There will always be welfare and those recipients will always get their's before you get yours Unfortunately, that is how the system works. Although there are far more people on welfare in Oakland (larger population and different economics), there are people living in Dublin, Livermore and Pleasanton collecting welfare along with low income or section 8 housing. Originally, The system was designed to only be a helping hand and not a continuous hand out.
Posted by mall shopper, a resident of the Valley Trails neighborhood, on Jan 7, 2009 at 7:12 pm
There IS mall security. They do ride around the parking lot consistently, however, cant be everywhere at once. If you are concerned about walking to your vehicle alone, find a security guard in the mall (there is a security office on the second floor, down the hall near JC Penney), and ask them for an escort to your vehicle.
Posted by PToWN94566, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jan 7, 2009 at 8:44 pm PToWN94566 is a member (registered user) of PleasantonWeekly.com
I'm curious as to how people would be reacting if there was no slump in our economy- funny how people can put blame on something. I'd have to agree with actfact that it's closed minded to think all of the towns crime comes from "over the hill"- meaning west of Pleasanton. Are people forgetting that there is San Ramon, Danville, Dublin? These towns all have wealthy areas too. As for the BART comment, think about it. "O Hey, I'm going to take BART to the far east bay, rob a car, and then ride BART home." Hmmm, then again people are dumb enough so we never know. As another response said, if you feel worried about walking to your car, go find a security guard. It's a mall- malls all over America have people mugging others. Maybe we should pick Stoneridge up and drop it off on the other side of 680.
My mom works at Macy's and was working that night. I'll have to find out if she knows any details (probably nothing more than we've already heard).
Posted by Syndilu25, a resident of Livermore, on Jan 8, 2009 at 2:50 pm
Stoneridge mall is the closest mall to my house and I shop there, but only when I have to. Since hearing about the numerous robberies that have been taking place in the Dublin/Pleasanton area over the last several months I am very cautious when exiting my car or leaving a store/parking lot. I was in the area last night and had to pick a few things up. My son and I noticed a white mini-truck w/ black tinted windows hovering around the Nordstrom main entrance where I was parking. As soon as I parked the truck pulled up behind me as if they were waiting for us to get out of the car. Instead I backed up and drove off. The truck didn't move. As I got to the main road I looked back and saw the truck speed away out of the parking lot. I don't know if they were dangerous or not but I wasn't going to take any chances. It was just a gut feeling. I ended up driving to another entrance and parked. Then proceeded to the security office to report the suspicious truck. I won't be shopping there again unless I absolutely have to. Be aware and be safe.
Posted by PJ, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jan 8, 2009 at 7:36 pm
C'mon Pleasanton Weekly, it's been hours since the prankster's posts. You haven't figured it out? You don't find posts by the NAMES Harry [portion removed] and then by Bud [portion removed] objectionable? Do I have to spell it out to you? Jeez.
Posted by mac, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jan 9, 2009 at 11:16 am
I find it interesting that the crime statistics posted by the PD are in conflict with the information they share. They have attended local neighborhood watch groups as well as presentations made at the station and the word is that crime centered around the mall and the bart *is* up. They say many towns with affluent people are feeling it for obvious reasons. If someone needs/wants to steal, you tend to pick a place worth stealing from...where the pickins are good.
Posted by Details?, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jan 14, 2009 at 11:17 am
I heard from someone who was at the mall last evening (Tues. 1/13) that there was a big commotion near the Sears parking lot - something about two guys running with a bag full of jewelry from one of the stores going out of business, but that they were stopped by the mall security. If so, great job on the part of security to catch them before they left the premises. Any details on this, Pleasanton Weekly reporters?
Posted by Support Mall Security, a resident of another community, on Feb 22, 2009 at 1:23 pm
I know, from a credible source that this robbery actually occurred just a mear 2-5 feet on the mall property. Guess since it technically happend there, the mall security get bashed.I think thats bull. Another 2-5 feet and it would have happened on another property...then THEY would be shunned. Point is here, a robbery occurred and it sucks but theres no sense in pointing fingers and blaming others.