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Burglars break into Dublin's new Target store, take $15,000 in merchandise

Original post made on Jan 21, 2012

Dublin police attempted to arrest three suspects in a high-speed chase on westbound I-580 early Thursday after they were spotted stealing merchandise from the newly-opened Target store at 2800 Dublin Boulevard

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, January 20, 2012, 5:26 PM

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Posted by peter
a resident of Hacienda Gardens
on Jan 21, 2012 at 1:24 pm

Castro Valley, hmmm....

where those slugs coming from..

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Posted by Cliff Dweller
a resident of Dublin
on Jan 21, 2012 at 2:50 pm

A very strange story.

"When Dublin police arrived, they spotted a Ford SUV leaving the rear of Target at a high rate of speed. Police attempted to stop the vehicle as it drove onto I-580 and gave chase."

Now Ricky, pleez splain to me how a Ford SUV with a police sedan (with the typical police performance package) outruns and loses the police officers.
Especially when the police have several miles of freeway between Dublin and Castro Vally, where they can alert other agencies, Highway Patrol, Alameda County Sheriffs, etc.

Ford SUVs are not that fast and can't corner that well without flipping.
Its one thing for the occupants of the SUV to stop and run into the bushes etc., but to completely lose contact and drive away, I just don't understand how that could happen.

That first exit at Castro Valley, a SUV couldn't take it that fast.

OK, perhaps someone can explain.

As to the crooks, why throw the goods out the window? Is the officer going to allow you to go free just because you tossed the stuff out?
What were they thinking? Then again, they got away.

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Jan 21, 2012 at 3:03 pm

somebody been had a sneaky plan...that's what happened...

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Posted by Mike
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Jan 21, 2012 at 8:59 pm

Right. A quick call down the road could have had units covering off ramps all along 580 West.


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Posted by Refused
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 21, 2012 at 11:32 pm

Channel 2 said the suspects were fleeing at 120 MPH. The difference between cops and suspects is the cops still have to keep in mind public safety. They cant do the stuff the suspects do. Suspects dont have any regard for themselves or the public. Who knows, maybe the SUV ran a red light or stop sign which required the cops to slow down before proceeding after them. Besides, you dont know exactly how much of a lead the SUV had from the police cars.

You were not there so you should not second guess the cops. As for the crooks throwing stuff out the windows, it was probably in hopes of disabling the police cars. And who knows, it could have worked. Besides, since when has the news actually portrayed the story as exactly as it happened? There is probably more info that has not been posted here.

Its just a matter of time before they get caught.

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Posted by Mike
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Jan 22, 2012 at 4:42 pm


Right, which is why God created radios.


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Posted by neighbors
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 22, 2012 at 5:33 pm

Probably a bit too isolated at this time. Isolation is an invitation. Needs coverage. Better when there are a few more neighbors. I probably won't shop there after sunset this year.

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Posted by mooseturd
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Jan 23, 2012 at 9:20 am

mooseturd is a registered user.

Maybe the cops got the "Ford" part wrong. It might have been one of the new Jeep Grand Cherokees with 472 hp and top speed of 175 mph. It will go 135 towing a bass boat.

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Posted by Success story for the alarms
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 23, 2012 at 12:02 pm

A shame if the suspects got away. Maybe the cameras and police investigation can ID them, if they make the effort.
But some sort of alarm did it's thing, and should help deter more of the same.
How about more info on that, and a follow up on whether the police get any more leads?

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Posted by Tango
a resident of Vineyard Avenue
on Jan 24, 2012 at 12:45 am

No license plate, No description of the SUV ? Was there one police officer or two, in the car? All of this would have been a big help to the police departments on the way to Castro Valley. If there was only one officer, than he would have had a hard time giving info . and driving after the fleeing perps at the same time.

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Posted by Walt
a resident of Kottinger Ranch
on Jan 25, 2012 at 8:21 am

Stay away from businesses near 580 freeway. You notice how more and more are getting robbed?

Not sure if anyone else is noticing, more people are getting "prepared" for encountering such threats.

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