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Pleasanton police arrest teen for months-old driveway robbery

New interviews, subsequent investigation lead to identification of suspect

Pleasanton police investigators announced last week that an Oakland teen has been arrested in connection with an incident from December in which a woman was attacked and robbed in her driveway on Chardonnay Drive.

The boy was taken into custody Feb. 16 on suspicion of robbery and elder abuse, according to a post on the police department's Facebook page. Two other teens suspected of being involved in the crime remain at-large.

The robbery took place on the evening of Dec. 7 when a woman returned to her home on Chardonnay Drive -- located near the intersection of Vineyard and Bernal avenues -- after shopping at Target in Livermore. Two black males approached her in her driveway and assaulted her while a third black male stole her purse, according to police.

The assailants then fled the area after being scared off by a neighbor, police said.

The department's criminal investigations unit soon took over the case and decided to re-interview two teen girls who were found in the neighborhood the night of the robbery, according to police.

During the new interviews, the girls admitted to being with the three teen boys the night of the robbery, although denied knowing the suspects' names and said they only communicated with the boys via Instagram, police said.

The girls also allegedly admitted the suspects followed the victim from Target to her residence on Chardonnay Drive.

Investigators then received search warrants for several Instagram accounts and identified one of their suspects as a 17-year-old boy from Oakland. He was arrested around 6 a.m. Feb. 16 when police served search and arrest warrants at his home in Oakland, police said.

The investigation is still ongoing, and officers are working to identify and find the two other assailants, police said. Anyone with information about the case can call the department at 931-5100. Reference case No. 17-50063.

Comments

14 people like this
Posted by Michael Austin
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Feb 28, 2018 at 6:21 pm

Michael Austin is a registered user.

Good police work.
Keep after it PPD, arrest the others and have justice served to the victim,
and the thugs sentenced to prison where they belong.


5 people like this
Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Mar 1, 2018 at 7:20 pm

Pleasanton Parent is a registered user.

Deport them


4 people like this
Posted by Pleasanton Resident
a resident of Foothill High School
on Mar 1, 2018 at 11:40 pm

Two black males approached her in her driveway and assaulted her while a third black male stole her purse


I am sure this is factual, but is it necessary, at a minimum, I have seldom seen reporting like this.


19 people like this
Posted by Pleasanton reader
a resident of Castlewood
on Mar 2, 2018 at 9:44 am

The fact that they are from Oakland is no surprise. The idea that some readers would want to not mention that or their other demographics isn't a surprise either given the toxic levels of pc dishonesty that exist.


11 people like this
Posted by Sam
a resident of Oak Hill
on Mar 2, 2018 at 12:42 pm

How come the subject of demographics never comes up when the criminals are, for example, two young whites from Modesto who recently slashed a woman's throat and left her for dead on Stanley Blvd? Or about a white teen from Pleasanton who liked to use Foothill Drive as his personal drag racing strip and ended up killing someone? You want me to go on? I've got plenty more examples.


13 people like this
Posted by Ok
a resident of Avignon
on Mar 2, 2018 at 1:16 pm

Sam can come up with his examples but the number will pale by comparison to the other side of the hill criminal element. All demographics should be mentioned in crime reporting.


9 people like this
Posted by Sam
a resident of Oak Hill
on Mar 2, 2018 at 1:32 pm

@OK

Alright, so you want to play. OK, how about murders committed in Pleasanton or by Pleasantonians? Right off the top of my head, we have (1) the Tina Faelz murder by a white Pleasantonian, (2) the Castlewoid double-murder by another white Pleasantonian, (3) The Foothill road speeder, who I believe plead guilty to 2nd degree murder of a bicyclist, (4) the Pleasanton woman who recently was driving drunk and killed a 3-year old in San Ramon and has been charged with 2nd degree murder, and (5) the recent case of two young, white people from Modesto who slashed a woman and left her for dead on Stanley (and who later died). Again, that’s just off the top of my head.


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