Sue Hwang, who owns and operates the dry cleaners with her husband, said a man came in at almost 7 p.m. and asked about dry cleaning and getting a leather jacket repaired.
"He pulled out a gun and pointed it at me and said, 'Give me money,'" Hwang said. "I gave him everything (from the cash register). He said sit down and I sat down."
She described the weapon the holdup man displayed as a small black pistol and said the robbery only took about three minutes.
Hwang described the robber as a thin white male, age 40 to 50, with "lots of wrinkles." He was wearing a sweatshirt and jeans at the time of the robbery, she said.
That description differs greatly from other recent Pleasanton holdups. In the Dec. 3 robbery at Gold Chopsticks, the armed robber was described as a thin black male, 18 to 25 years old; the suspect in a Dec 18 holdup at Dominoes, near both the dry cleaners and the restaurant, was described as an Asian or Hispanic man in his early 20s, 5 feet 5 and weighing about 120 pounds.
The Union 76 gas station in the 4100 block of First Street was robbed Sept. 23 by a man who pointed a handgun at the lone attendant and demanded cash. The suspect is described as a light-skinned male, possibly Caucasian or Hispanic, in his early twenties, 5 feet 7-9, 140 pounds.
Suspects in a June holdup at Sweet Tomatoes in the 4500 block of Hopyard Road were described as Hispanic males in their mid-20s, one described as 5 feet 6-7, 140 to 160 pounds with a medium build, and the other 5 feet 4-6 with a similar weight and build. Those suspects wore bandannas.
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