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Police: Three teens arrested after armed robbery attempt in mall parking lot

Three teenagers were taken into custody after Pleasanton police allege they attempted to rob a woman at gunpoint in the Stoneridge Shopping Center parking lot on Monday afternoon.

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The investigation began at about 1 p.m. Monday when Pleasanton police received calls about a possible armed robbery in the "D" parking lot at the mall in northwest Pleasanton, according to Lt. Erik Silacci.

The woman was getting out of her vehicle when three strangers approached her and demanded she hand over her purse and her car keys, according to Silacci.

During the encounter, one would-be robber grabbed the victim by the arms while another pointed a semiautomatic pistol toward her face, Silacci said.

"The victim pulled away from the suspects and yelled for help. The suspects fled on foot into the Stoneridge Shopping Center and, fortunately, the victim was uninjured when officers arrived on scene," the lieutenant said.

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Working with BART Police Department officers and mall security, Pleasanton police officers and detectives soon located all three suspects and recovered a gun, according to Silacci. Two of the suspects were arrested at the nearby West Dublin-Pleasanton BART Station while the third suspect was apprehended inside the mall.

The three suspects, each of whom was an underage teenager from a city outside of Pleasanton, were taken to Alameda County Juvenile Hall and booked on multiple felony charges, according to Silacci. The arrestees' names were not released publicly due to their age.

All three face suspicion of conspiracy and attempted robbery, although the latter charge could change to attempted carjacking, pending further investigation, Silacci said. One of the arrestees could also be charged with possessing a gun with its serial number defaced as well as being a minor in possession of ammunition.

Anyone with information related to the case can contact the Pleasanton Police Department at 925-931-5100.

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Police: Three teens arrested after armed robbery attempt in mall parking lot

by / Pleasanton Weekly

Uploaded: Mon, Sep 27, 2021, 5:47 pm
Updated: Tue, Sep 28, 2021, 5:56 pm

Three teenagers were taken into custody after Pleasanton police allege they attempted to rob a woman at gunpoint in the Stoneridge Shopping Center parking lot on Monday afternoon.

The investigation began at about 1 p.m. Monday when Pleasanton police received calls about a possible armed robbery in the "D" parking lot at the mall in northwest Pleasanton, according to Lt. Erik Silacci.

The woman was getting out of her vehicle when three strangers approached her and demanded she hand over her purse and her car keys, according to Silacci.

During the encounter, one would-be robber grabbed the victim by the arms while another pointed a semiautomatic pistol toward her face, Silacci said.

"The victim pulled away from the suspects and yelled for help. The suspects fled on foot into the Stoneridge Shopping Center and, fortunately, the victim was uninjured when officers arrived on scene," the lieutenant said.

Working with BART Police Department officers and mall security, Pleasanton police officers and detectives soon located all three suspects and recovered a gun, according to Silacci. Two of the suspects were arrested at the nearby West Dublin-Pleasanton BART Station while the third suspect was apprehended inside the mall.

The three suspects, each of whom was an underage teenager from a city outside of Pleasanton, were taken to Alameda County Juvenile Hall and booked on multiple felony charges, according to Silacci. The arrestees' names were not released publicly due to their age.

All three face suspicion of conspiracy and attempted robbery, although the latter charge could change to attempted carjacking, pending further investigation, Silacci said. One of the arrestees could also be charged with possessing a gun with its serial number defaced as well as being a minor in possession of ammunition.

Anyone with information related to the case can contact the Pleasanton Police Department at 925-931-5100.

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buklau
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Avila
on Sep 28, 2021 at 4:34 am
buklau, Avila
Registered user
on Sep 28, 2021 at 4:34 am

Fortunately for these 3 young men, California will pay them $300 a month if they stop using their guns via the Dream Keeper Fellowship act.


MichaelB
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Pleasanton Meadows
on Sep 28, 2021 at 7:52 am
MichaelB, Pleasanton Meadows
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on Sep 28, 2021 at 7:52 am

"Working with BART Police Department officers and mall security, Pleasanton police officers and detectives soon located all three suspects and recovered a gun,..."

Isn't it about time for a so called "progressive" politician to issue the following statement: "As part of my "common sense" plan to reduce "gun violence", I have asked law enforcement to release the suspects and incarcerate/prosecute the gun instead. To prevent such incidents in the future, we need more bans/restriction on firearms for people who do not commit armed robberies and to sue the firearms manufacturers for what armed robbers are doing on the streets. Because if it saves one life, it's worth it". :)


Jake Waters
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Birdland
on Sep 28, 2021 at 8:18 am
Jake Waters, Birdland
Registered user
on Sep 28, 2021 at 8:18 am

First of all, kudos to the cops on a great pinch. Secondly, I believe we can drop the crime rate instantly by 70% at the Southland Mall of Hayward- strike that- the Stoneridge Mall of Pleasanton, by simply terminating the gate to the mall at this BART stop.

Just kidding. A reminder though when your shopping at the mall: be aware of your surroundings when driving in, walking through the mall, and leaving back to your car. These crooks that come from other 3rd world cities are sizing you up. So don’t make it easy for them. Remember, we live in California and the Democrats have made it very easy for them to make a living off of you.


Jeremy Walsh, editor
Registered user
another community
on Sep 28, 2021 at 9:54 am
Jeremy Walsh, editor, another community
Registered user
on Sep 28, 2021 at 9:54 am

I have shut down this thread permanently due to an offensive post that was caught and removed within eight minutes. The use of racial slurs has no place on our Town Square. I have more tolerance than most for the disingenuous commentary we often see on our topic threads, including this one, but I will not tolerate the use of racial slurs and other expletives. I would've hoped our entire Tri-Valley reader community was better than that.


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