Third teen arrested in Stoneridge Mall robberies

Woman, teen girl robbed of purses, assaulted last weekend

Pleasanton police confirmed a third teenager was arrested early Wednesday in connection with two robberies at Stoneridge Shopping Center last weekend.

Pleasanton police said they were in the process of interviewing the 17-year-old boy to confirm whether he was involved with two purse-snatchings at the mall.

Two other 17-year-old boys were arrested Monday in connection with the thefts after a 63-year-old woman and a 17-year-old Danville girl were robbed of their purses by three teenagers in separate incidents last weekend.

Last Sunday afternoon, a 63-year-old woman who was standing by her car at Stoneridge Shopping Center was kicked, threatened with a gun and robbed of her purse Sunday afternoon, according to Pleasanton police.

The woman was standing by her car when three teens came up to her. One grabbed her purse, and the woman pulled back on it as another teen pulled out a rifle or shotgun, according to police.

On Saturday night, a 17-year-old girl from Danville was walking to her car in the mall parking lot when three men left a silver SUV and one grabbed her purse, according to police.

When she resisted, one teen allegedly punched her in the face and pushed her to the ground. The teen reportedly did not require medical attention.

The silver SUV was later reported in a car-jacking incident at the San Leandro BART station, where three African-American teens drove up in the vehicle and stole a cream-colored Mercedes SUV, Schlehuber said.

The trip then took the Mercedes to Stoneridge Mall on Sunday and approached the 63-year-old woman. In that incident, the woman fell to the ground after struggling over the purse, and one of the men kicked her in the back before the trio ran away with her purse, according to police.

The woman reportedly sustained minor injuries but didn't need hospitalization. The boys left the mall in the Mercedes SUV, which drove onto westbound Interstate 580, police said.

Oakland police later found the described vehicle with two of the teens inside, and they were arrested and interviewed Monday. The third teen was detained early Wednesday morning.

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Posted by Zenmonkman
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 25, 2016 at 12:20 am

Zenmonkman is a registered user.

Unfortunately, gang members / thugs / (or insert political correct terminology) drive to what appears to them high ticket /rich / easy picking areas and make their criminal rounds.

These teeenagers show the tell-tale signs of career criminal, i.e., the premeditated acts of car-jacking in one area, and then highly coordinate hit and run thief heists in another (Stoneridge harbors easy marks for out of town criminals).

Good job law enforcement. Seriously! We give those guys a lot of unmitigated trash talk. But, in my opinion, if these types of crimes were not nipped in the bud, there would be n infestation growing that would veer out of control.

Note: I use work as a civilian with law enforcement (Richmond PD / San Quentin / Contra Costa District Attorney's Office) and see what these guys put up with everyday. They have good hearts, and a tough job.

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Posted by beach bum
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 25, 2016 at 5:15 pm

Reminds me of the time many years ago my wife had her purse stolen at Stoneridge inside the mall. She was there with all of our young children. One teen created a distraction while another party from behind swiped her purse. I'll never forget how upset my wife was when she called to tell me. I guess she was easy pickings for the scum that day.

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Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Mar 1, 2016 at 9:03 pm

Pleasanton Parent is a registered user.

I consider myself a modern individual in terms of openess to my own biases and stereotypes but I really think I'd think twice about any young black teenagers in that area - and that is really a crappy thing to say, because I know there are hard working good black teenagers too. My safety greater than my sense of political correctness. Worst off - what do I tell my daughter or son? How do protect them without making them buying into stereotypes

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