Robbery, shooting outside CVS Pharmacy in Pleasanton's Rosewood Pavilion

Police report made public Saturday on 'unusual event' that occurred Thursday night

A 19-year-old San Ramon man is in jail after allegedly robbing a man and then attempting to shoot him in a Pleasanton parking lot Thursday night, according to police.

The suspect, Antonio Faraz Rad, of San Ramon, had arranged to meet the victim outside the CVS Pharmacy on Rosewood Drive to buy iPods, according to Pleasanton police Lt. Tom Fenner.

The 23-year-old victim, who planned to sell iPods to Rad, arrived at the drug store in a Honda sedan with a friend of his and parked the vehicle directly in front of the store, Fenner said.

When Rad and another suspect arrived at about 10 p.m., they allegedly parked their gray SUV in the center of the empty parking lot.

The victim approached the SUV. When the victim took out one of the iPods, the suspect ordered the victim to give him everything and took out a firearm.

The victim dropped the iPod and put his hands over his head. The suspect then fired a single shot at the victim that sent him running for cover. As the victim ran toward the Honda, the suspect fired a second shot at the man, Fenner said, but missed him both times. The victim escaped uninjured.

Store employees heard gunshots and called the police. Witnesses told police they spotted several men running toward the Honda sedan.

The Honda and SUV drove out of the parking lot, and officers said they were unable to immediately locate either vehicle.

Police tracked down the victim of the robbery and questioned him about the incident, police said.

Rad was taken into custody after being served search and arrest warrants at his residence. The San Ramon Police Department assisted with the arrest.

Rad was booked at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin for robbery and attempted murder, but also faces felony enhancement charges because of pending felony cases he has in Alameda County.

The enhancement was added because Rad allegedly committed felonies while out on bail. Rad had posted bail for previous arrests for felony vandalism, felony evading, and child endangerment, Fenner said. Police are searching for Rad's getaway vehicle and the other suspect who was in the SUV.

"Certainly this is a very unusual event for the city of Pleasanton and we have numerous investigators working on the case," Fenner said.

Anyone with information related to this case is encouraged to contact Pleasanton police at (925) 931-5100.

--Jeb Bing. Patricia Decker, Bay City News, contributed to this report.

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Posted by aj1111
a resident of Country Fair
on Aug 21, 2010 at 11:26 pm

Let's hope that the court sets bail high enough to keep this idiot locked up until his conviction. I'm sure the folks in prison will be impressed with what a badass suburban gangsta he is.

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Posted by mooseturd
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Aug 22, 2010 at 8:59 am

mooseturd is a registered user.

The judge will leave this guy on the street. He can't shoot straight, so it's a non-violent crime.

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Aug 22, 2010 at 11:27 am

we'll all have to wait until the judge rules...

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Posted by Mike
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Aug 22, 2010 at 3:53 pm

Is anyone curious to know where the i-pods came from?

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Posted by Connected ?
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 22, 2010 at 4:31 pm

Mike, up mean like the Fed Ex robbery of last week ? Those were new Apple something...can't tell if there's a connection, or theft is on the rise.

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Posted by Sue
a resident of another community
on Aug 23, 2010 at 9:08 am

They probably came from one of your kids backpacks.

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Posted by Yo Cholo
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 23, 2010 at 9:37 am

You can wait if you like. The guy is in jail now. We all hope he stays for a long time.

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Posted by Steve
a resident of Stoneridge
on Aug 23, 2010 at 10:44 am

It sounds like the "victim" planned to sell stolen ipods to Rad. Since the ipods were stolen, Rad thought it would be easy to steal them again, especially since the stupid victim didn't have backup. It sounds like the victim is lucky to be alive, and might reconsider selling stolen property in the future.

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Posted by Highlander
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Aug 24, 2010 at 12:14 am

Does anyone know anything about a Pleasanton Police action on Springdale and Stoneridge about 4 PM on Friday? Pleas. PD had a car pulled over on Springdale and there were 3-4 other police cars up Stoneridge toward Foothill, with a police officer out of his car with weapon drawn near Pleasant Hill Road. Traffic on Springdale was being diverted.

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