Armed men hold up Express Liquors early yesterday
Original post made on Mar 4, 2014
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on Mar 4, 2014 at 2:00 pm
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Regarding the robbery, the Pleasanton PD sent out an emergency notification text message via Nixle... around 3 PM.
Look, the emergency notification thing is fine and useful (except for the time they sent out a message that some kid had crashed his skateboard in a cul-de-sac. Really?). But sending an alert about a liquor store robbery SEVEN HOURS after the crime occurred is just useless. Any help the public might offer in terms of catching the suspects is long gone, as is any reason to avoid the area due to a closed street or other danger. Really, that sort of alert needs to go out within 30 minutes, if at all.
on Mar 5, 2014 at 7:05 am
Just wait till the cheap housing comes to Pleasanton, there will be more and more of theses types of crimes. Do we really need an Express liquor store anyway? It is located down the street from where the planning commission rejected a 7-11 to avoid liquor sales and robberies on First Street!
on Mar 6, 2014 at 10:04 am
Why cant the low or moderate income housing be designated for city employees? I realize how nice it would be for a family in Oakland to escape the mayhem, but it never seems to work out that way. An city employee or teacher would make a far better neighbor