Valero gas station on Santa Rita Road robbed during mid-day business

Suspect pushes cashier, flees with cash register money

A suspect posing as a customer robbed a Valero gas station in Pleasanton Tuesday afternoon.

Police said the male robber went into the a station in the 3100 block of Santa Rita Road at 12:35 p.m. pretended to make a purchase, but pushed the cashier away from the register as soon as the drawer opened. He fled the scene on foot and headed south with an undisclosed amount of money.

Witnesses told investigators that the suspect ran to a red sports car nearby.

He was described as a black man with a thin build, roughly 6 feet to 6 feet 3 inches tall. He was wearing black jeans and a black shirt with the words "Straight Outta Cali" on the front in white lettering, according to police.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to contact Pleasanton police at (925) 931-5100.

— Bay City News Service

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Posted by kbenson
a resident of Bordeaux Estates
on Jan 27, 2016 at 9:57 am

More than likely drove to nearby freeway.

What bothers me is "broad daylight"

The area is highly traveled with a fire station and Hospital directly across the street.
Also This street is crossed by children on the way to/from school.

Only a matter of time b4 someone gets hurt. Bring back the 3x your out and keep them incarcerated.
Disease criminals spread is not welcome.

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Posted by Yikes!
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 27, 2016 at 4:16 pm

Twice in last 30 days, I noticed fuel running low, so did quick stops and ran in fast both times. That little stairs would have been closer than I would want to be to a 'robber'. Scary. Vary scary.

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