Chinese restaurant robbed at gunpoint Crimes & Incidents, posted by Editor, Pleasanton Weekly Online, on Dec 8, 2011 at 8:32 am
An armed robber held up Gold Chopsticks Chinese restaurant Dec. 3 but didn't get any money from the register. Jenny Ling, who runs the restaurant with her husband, said she was sitting behind the take-out counter near the cash register when the holdup man ran in, right past her.
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Posted by Vanessa, a resident of the Pleasanton Meadows neighborhood, on Dec 8, 2011 at 8:44 am
Aww, we love that place! Glad to hear only some money was taken and no one was hurt. Just sickening how people take hard-earned money from others that does not belong to them. Get a freaking job you sick drains on society. :(
Posted by Flora, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Dec 8, 2011 at 10:05 am
This is why California needs Florida-style gun laws rather than California-style gun laws. When Florida started letting everyone that wanted to (except felons) to carry heat, there was a huge drop in crimes committed with guns.
Posted by Carlos, a resident of the Highland Oaks neighborhood, on Dec 8, 2011 at 12:35 pm
I'm getting tired of hearing about desperate times creating desperate measures. I'm thinking the "people" commiting armed robbery in Pleasanton haven't suddenly found themselves out of work. They are life long predators who have never worked.
Posted by anonie, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Dec 8, 2011 at 1:17 pm
This restaurant has been a family favorite for years, the food is great and very reasonably priced. The owners and staff are very friendly. Glad nobody was hurt. I hope the police catch this punk thug!
Posted by Pete , a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Dec 8, 2011 at 2:53 pm
It required 30 seconds for the PPD to respond to a call from Meadowlark Dr., Southwest Pleasanton. The road construction on Santa Rita Rd.,Northeast Pleasanton, prohibits a quick response time, IMO. Hope the guy wasn't mistaken Gold Chopsticks with, We Buy Gold, further North on Santa Rita. Have enjoyed their food over the years.
Posted by M, a member of the Vintage Hills Elementary School community, on Dec 8, 2011 at 7:34 pm
The owner did the classic right thing handing over his wallet and being non confrontational to protect his person and those inside the restaurant. Losing money or property is a loss, but nothing compared to losing a life. LOVE Gold Chopsticks, btw!