Posted by just a regular part time worker, a member of the Amador Valley High School community, on Aug 13, 2008 at 8:20 pm
First of all, I hope they get caught and get put in jail for 20 years or more. Second I don't believe robbery is a laughing matter because they could have had weapons or have been mentally unstable and could have hurt everyone in the bank. Pleasanton Police hopefully are still looking for them and not worrying about drivers speeding.
Posted by RJ, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Aug 13, 2008 at 10:23 pm
I worked at Wells Fargo through the college days and bank robberies are no joke. Most of the ones I saw were plain notes to the teller and he's outta there, which would scare the hell out of the poor teller. I've been in one takeover involving three men with large machine gun looking weapons and ski masks; those are the worst of all and will leave a lifetime impression on all those involved.
As to blaming the mayor and the police, that's just silly talk in a political season. The police have a hell of a job to do. They can be a deterrent and investigators but you can't expect them to be in every bank or on every corner, even if we expanded the force to 10 times larger.
There are many cities and towns that wish they had the very low crime rate we do, just head west over the hills to see a few. As a matter of fact here's a story of one on the other side of the country who have a real crime problem, read it and count your blessings: Web Link .
Posted by Reality, a resident of the Pheasant Ridge neighborhood, on Aug 23, 2008 at 9:50 pm
Want to stop crime? Arm yourselves. The police will be there to take your statement after the crime is committed. I don't mind the guy across from me at Starbucks is carrying concealed so long as he isn't a criminal. I DO mind when the only guy at Starbucks with a gun IS a CRIMINAL.
Have a nice day.
Disclaimer: hypothetical situation, no guns or starbucks or criminals were harmed in this exchange.