Oakley man arrested for smash and grab burglaries at mall parking lot

California Highway Patrol located suspect on Vasco Road

A 36-year-old Oakley man was arrested Tuesday night and charged with a pair of auto burglaries that occurred at the Stoneridge Shopping Center parking lot, according to Pleasanton police.

At 7:55 p.m. Tuesday, Pleasanton officers responded to a report of a man who allegedly broke windows on two vehicles parked in the Nordstrom and Cheesecake Factory lots and stole contents inside.

After a witness provided a description of the suspect and the car he was driving, police notified other area law enforcement. The California Highway Patrol were able to locate and stop the matching vehicle and driver on Vasco Road, according to Lt. Mark Senkle of the Pleasanton Police Department. Stolen property was recovered.

Anthony Angulo, 36, of Oakley, was arrested for auto burglary and possession of stolen property and booked in Santa Rita Jail in Dublin.

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Posted by Crime DogMan
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 3, 2009 at 10:52 pm

Whoever witnessed and reported this is a local hero!

Just wait until the new west side BART station opens - watch for a crazy crime spike at Stoneridge mall and surrounding neighborhoods.

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Posted by DL
a resident of Danville
on Jun 4, 2009 at 8:18 am

My hat's off to the CHP that located this scum bag!

Crime DogMan has a good point in regards to the new West Side Bart Station. :-(

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Posted by Miss Jane
a resident of Country Fair
on Jun 4, 2009 at 8:59 am

It seems like crime at Stoneridge Mall continues to escalate. Crime was quite rare in the first 15 years at Stoneridge, but its much different today. I certainly don't look forward to the new BART station opening - Pleasanton allowing that was a big mistake. The city needs to crack down on this now before it really gets out of hand.

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Posted by Kay
a resident of Vineyard Avenue
on Jun 4, 2009 at 10:19 am

As the authorities repeat over and over, don't leave personal items in the car where they can be seen, I am more and more aware of this each time I park my car anywhere.

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Posted by BARTD Worries?
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 4, 2009 at 11:40 am

Strange that you connect the smash and grab with the new BARTD station, esp. since it is not even done yet.
It is great that someone saw, and acted to call the police; and that the CHP was able to catch them! Great Police Work combined with people looking out for each other!
Often they are repeat offenders. Probably prevented the slimeball from doing it again. "On Vasco" doesn't sound like they were from Oakland, or anywhere the BARTD serves.
It does emphasize how important it is to lock your car, don't leave valuables, and to watch and make that call.
Another thing is if your cell phone has a camera, or you have camera, a picture is great evidence! What was the description of the bad guy?

Misplaced integrity?
BARTD is near to completion of a second Pleasanton Station even though they have yet to even start a first Livermore Station, which was promised from the beginning.

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Posted by Picture of Anthony Angulo?
a resident of another community
on Jun 4, 2009 at 11:46 am

Don't know if this is the same person, but see:

Web Link

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Posted by More Pictures
a resident of another community
on Jun 4, 2009 at 11:48 am


Web Link

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