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Father in car at Stoneridge Mall robbed with 2 children in back seat

Suspects tried carjacking vehicle, settle for taking man's personal effects

A father sitting in his parked car at Stoneridge Shopping Center with two young children in the back seat Saturday afternoon was robbed by two men who at first tried to carjack the vehicle.

Pleasanton Police Lieutenant Brian Laurence said the victim was in his parked vehicle at about 1:25 p.m. in the lot near Sears when the first suspect approached him on foot and stood near his (driver's) door. A second suspect stood by the rear of the vehicle.

The first suspect displayed what appeared to be a shotgun and demanded the victim's vehicle. When the victim him that his two children were in the vehicle, the suspect instead demanded personal property from the victim and the victim complied.

Then the two suspects got into a waiting vehicle and fled onto Stoneridge Mall Road.

The victim called police who, with the help of Stoneridge Mall security officers, searched the area for the suspects, but they were not located.

Laurence gave this description of the suspects:

#1: Pacific Islander/Male/Adult; age: mid-20's; about 5'10" tall; slim build; wearing a black trench coat.

#2: Black/Male/Adult; age: mid-20's; about 5'10" tall; slim build; wearing a light colored jacket.

No description of the suspects' vehicle is available.

Anybody who may have information about this crime is asked to call the Pleasanton Police Department at (925) 931-5100.

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17 people like this
Posted by mooseturd
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Mar 8, 2015 at 12:10 pm

mooseturd is a registered user.

If only this victim had been properly armed we would be cleaning the perps remains from the parking lot today.


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Posted by Damon
a resident of Foothill Knolls
on Mar 8, 2015 at 12:28 pm

@mooseturd

You must be a pretty fast draw if you think you can take down someone who is already holding a shotgun on you.


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Posted by 2nd
a resident of Amador Estates
on Mar 8, 2015 at 1:20 pm

But WAIT!
Isn't the Stoneridge Mall a "gun free" zone?
Didn't these perps realize this???
Didn't they realize they were breaking the law???

Tell me, DEMOCRATS, how could this be since it is a "gun free" zone???
WE NEED EVEN MORE GUN CONTROL DON'T WE???

THESE PERPS DID SOMETHING ILLEGAL!!!


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Posted by tom works
a resident of Livermore
on Mar 9, 2015 at 9:47 am

I will take a robbery over a shooting any day of the week. We do not need more killing or more bloodshed.


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Posted by Ptown mom
a resident of Walnut Grove Elementary School
on Mar 9, 2015 at 10:20 am

This is very disappointing. I'm sorry to hear that the man and his kids had to experience this.


Posted by Name hidden
a resident of Canyon Oaks

on Mar 9, 2015 at 11:04 am

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Posted by DJ
a resident of Mohr Elementary School
on Mar 9, 2015 at 6:32 pm

Can we install cameras in every public park, parking lot, and major intersections?


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Posted by Amy
a resident of Rosepointe
on Mar 9, 2015 at 6:51 pm

I'm so sorry this man and his children were put through this. I'm grateful they only got away with "stuff" and not the car with the kids in it.

I know I am a bit paranoid, but this is why I won't let me teenage daughter get a job that would put her in any parking lot alone. If this can happen in Pleasanton, it can happen anywhere.


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Posted by member
a resident of another community
on Mar 9, 2015 at 8:55 pm

We hear more and more about things like this going on in the parking lot of the mall, and the theft in the mall has been up, since BART made it easier to get there. The malls in other towns are destroyed by the high crime rate, police are always there, people don't want to go to those places to shop. The thugs move to a better mall, like ours. Hey, who doesn't love Ptown ? We have a great mall !! You can't say the truth though. Every time a bunch of homes are built in this area,there has to be low housing added also. These crimes are not being committed by Ruby Hills residents. So, what's the real answer to the problems here?


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Posted by Damon
a resident of Foothill Knolls
on Mar 9, 2015 at 10:05 pm

@member: "We hear more and more about things like this going on in the parking lot of the mall, and the theft in the mall has been up, since BART made it easier to get there."

That makes for a nice story, but if you bother to check the annual Pleasanton Police Report, which has a whole section on Stoneridge Mall crime statistics, you'll see that there was no jump in crimes at Stoneridge Mall when the West Dublin BART station opened in February of 2011. In fact, the number of adult and juvenile crimes committed at Stoneridge Mall were both actually less in 2012 (the year after the opening of West Dublin station) than they were in 2010, the year before the opening of the West Dublin BART station.


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Posted by guns save lives
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 11, 2015 at 6:03 am

GUNS SAVE LIVES, PEOPLE TAKE LIVES.


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Posted by resident
a resident of Downtown
on Mar 11, 2015 at 7:09 am

@member -- you are such a rocket scientist. "These crimes are not being committed by Ruby Hills residents. "

Really? In Ruby Hill the crime of choice is major financial theft that ruins the lives of hundreds at a time. Or how about this one? The Ruby Hill Mommie who sat in the driveway collecting an admission fee from all of the high school kids entering her home to do alcohol and drugs at the party her kids were having. Hey, I guess it's not a crime to supply the drugs, the alcohol and the venue for underage parties. And of course charging an entrance fee is just so Ruby Hill too.

Yeah, those rich folk are guiltless.


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