Police seeking gunman who robbed Arby's restaurant on Owens Drive

Points semi-automatic type of pistol gun at employee at drive-up window

Police are seeking a suspect who robbed Arby's restaurant on Owens Drive near Hopyard Road at gunpoint Saturday night, making off with an undisclosed amount of cash.

At around 9:30 p.m., police said a man drove up to a drive through window, pointed a black semi-automatic type of pistol at the cashier and demanded money. No one was injured during the robbery.

Pleasanton police said that once he got the money, the man drove off. He was last seen driving north on Chabot Drive.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic man in his mid-twenties,

wearing a red hooded sweatshirt and a black baseball cap.

He was driving a dark green, older model minivan with a license

plate number beginning with 6HY, police said.

Anyone who may have information about the incident is asked to

contact Pleasanton police at (925) 931-5100.

Daniel Montes, Bay City News

— Bay City News Service


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Posted by mooseturd
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Feb 1, 2016 at 9:53 am

mooseturd is a registered user.

Show us the pictures. I wonder how the police know the type of handgun.

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Posted by Mary
a resident of Country Fair
on Feb 1, 2016 at 12:34 pm

I cannot understand why it talks about the firearm and downplays the description of the perp and only addresses it later in the article.

Title should be Arby's held up by 20 something Hispanic wearing a red sweatshirt and black baseball call driving a ......

The idea should be to identify and arrest the perp.

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Posted by DKHSK
a resident of Bridle Creek
on Feb 1, 2016 at 2:32 pm

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Not to sound unconcerned about the crime but who knew there was an Arby's in Pleasanton???

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Posted by Larry
a resident of Amador Estates
on Feb 1, 2016 at 6:13 pm

Mary, I think the idea is people are supposed to actually read the article....

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Posted by kbenson
a resident of Bordeaux Estates
on Feb 1, 2016 at 6:24 pm

Pleasanton has a lot of soft targets. Criminals prefer locations near freeways. Perhaps a CHP cruiser can park outside one of the several off ramps and trap the next thief?
He/she can also ticket idiot drivers who illegally merge and or need a lesson in turn signal use.

This btw is the 2nd holdup in a few days- 1st was Valero station.

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Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Feb 1, 2016 at 9:10 pm

Pleasanton Parent is a registered user.

Why is Pleasanton attracting easy opportunity crime. What do we need to do to deter?

Home break ins
Mall theft
Gas station theft
Drive through theft

Do we need cameras and signage on major offramps?

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Posted by BobB
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 2, 2016 at 8:43 am

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@Pleasanton Parent,

Crime rates are not up in Pleasanton. They have been going down for years. Look at the actual numbers and stop panicking.

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Posted by Eric
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Feb 2, 2016 at 9:08 am

Tiburon has done rather well with their camera license plate detection on the towns entrances. The system helped solve numerous crimes in the city and have been a great deterrent to criminals. The system did not cost an arm and a leg, their maintenance is low, monitoring costs are low, the information is there when you need it, records are deleted after 30 days. The ACLU opposes it because criminals deserve to have more rights than victims.

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Posted by Brian
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 2, 2016 at 11:25 am

The ACLU does not oppose license plate readers. They just want limits on who is allowed to view the data, how long it can be retained and how the public will be kept informed about how the data is being used. I think the concern of the ACLU is that there are currently no rules or regulations on this. Presently, anyone can operate a license plate reader system, store the data for as long as they want and even sell the data to private parties with absolutely no oversight.

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Posted by Johnny bar
a resident of Amador Estates
on Feb 2, 2016 at 11:48 am

I don't believe those crime rate stays because they are reported by the police. Believe your eyes.

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a resident of California Reflections
on Feb 3, 2016 at 5:16 pm

The reason for the crime spike. Two fold, first off, the crime is ALWAYS HERE, just don't hear about it regularly. Second Pleasanton is thought of as a LIBERAL LOSER town where no one likes guns, so need to worry about being confronted. Everyone is just a tattle tale little girl, and thinks their better than everyone else. And their RIGHT ! BEST INFORMATION i can give you is, concealed weapons permits are easier than ever to get thanks to a few resent court rulings in the past year or so. FLEX YOUR RIGHTS TO CARRY A GUN.

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Posted by Sam
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 3, 2016 at 8:08 pm

Simple facts, thanks for writing, I happen to agree with your stance on gun rights, but please don't write again. All you're doing is driving the gun control advocates further into their corners by calling them names.

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