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Woman robbed leaving BART station

Original post made on Jan 14, 2008

A 55-year-old woman was robbed after leaving the Pleasanton BART station Thursday night, according to police. A man allegedly approached her from behind, threatened her and grabbed her purse before escaping by car.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, January 11, 2008, 4:10 PM

Comments (14)

Posted by Lisa
a resident of Dublin
on Jan 14, 2008 at 12:06 pm

I walk from the BART to my car in the parking lot when it's already dark outside - 7pm and I do think it's a little scary, although there are a few people walking nearby at the same time. I'm not sure what we can do to prevent these types of things from happening, besides having some security guards in the parking lots. I try to look around and be careful, but being a petite woman, I feel particularly vulnerable. Hopefully, these incidents are few and far between.

Posted by Mike
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Jan 15, 2008 at 1:57 pm

Forgive my lack of experience in these matters, but what is the role of BART Police in such cases?

Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Jan 15, 2008 at 4:50 pm

If you're assaulted or threatened by other riders, report the incident to the BART police and they will run for help!

If you get robbed, run for you life because BART police do not get involved.

Posted by Jennifer
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Jan 15, 2008 at 11:04 pm

Hmmmm.. interesting...wasn't Cholo the one who argued on another posting that Pleasanton teens shouldn't take BART to Oakland?

I guess this incident points out that crime can happen anywhere. Even in lil' ol' P-town.

Posted by yupyup
a resident of California Reflections
on Jan 16, 2008 at 4:20 am

Cholo was...

BART is safe as long as you are with a friend and you take the proper precautions. This is not 1960...things are different now. With risk there comes reward.

Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Jan 16, 2008 at 7:33 am

Oakland is not Pleasanton. We do not have the same crime rate as Oakland. Assess your personal risk properly. Stop living in a Pleasanton bubble.

Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Jan 16, 2008 at 10:43 am sure know how to tease a person!

Posted by Jennifer
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Jan 18, 2008 at 9:08 am

Stacey - your posts are nothing but nonsense. You should get off your computer and get out of your bubble (I noticed the majority of postings come from you on this site anyways..... I just see your name - don't even bother to read most of your junk) - there are some beautiful parts of Oakland. Yes, there are unsafe parts of Oakland, but there are unsafe parts of San Francisco too. That's like saying that all white people are a certain way, or all black people are a certain way. I assess my person risk property just fine. That's why I moved to Pleasanton. But it doesn't stop me from visiting other places. Looks like your bubble needs to burst, sister. Grow up.

Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Jan 18, 2008 at 9:16 am


I didn't say there are some safe parts and unsafe parts or that all black people are a certain way and all white people are a certain way. I said the crime rate was higher in Oakland than in Pleasanton. Maybe you read too much into what people write and let your buttons get pushed too easily.

Posted by Alyssa
a resident of Canyon Oaks
on Jan 18, 2008 at 10:56 am

Women are more vulnerable than men when it comes to crime. The design of the Pleasanton BART station is such that I won't take the train if I'm going to be returning at an off-peak hour after dark. It's a long, dark, isolated path from the station to the parking lot.
That reminds me, has anyone taken an adult education class in Pleasanton at the buildings on Bernal and First Street? The area around the buildings and parking lot is very dark. Not only is crime a concern, but safety. There was an elderly woman in the class we all had to assist because of the darkness and all the steps and ramps leading from the classroom to the parking lot. I will never take a class there again. If they won't light the area to provide a safe environment for students, I'm not going to give them my money.

Posted by james
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Jan 28, 2008 at 11:49 pm

I am beginning to believe that Stacey is a troll- an internet junkie that randomly posts in online forums merely to agitate other posters and not a resident of Pleasanton at all. From her\his posts on this site, I have gathered that she\he would be content with Pleasanton becoming another Oakland, complete with freeways criss-crossing town and the crime rate and population to match.

She would like nothing better than to have Pleasanton transformed from the family community it is now. Most of us moved to Pleasanton because we like it just the way it is, and see no reason to change it just to accomodate other communities that are growing out of control around us. You bore us Stacey- move on.

Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Jan 29, 2008 at 7:42 am

I guess you haven't read all my posts after all.

Posted by aaron
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Mar 19, 2008 at 5:14 pm

i agree james. i think she uses a few alias' as well cause she knows that she needs someone to agree with her! crime is going to happen anywhere, but if you are hunting you go to the woods.

Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Mar 19, 2008 at 7:30 pm

I don't always agree with everything posters here may write, but I do have the courtesy to not resort to false and libelous accusations against others, name-calling, or other troll-like writing.

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