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2 robberies attempted at local pharmacies, 1 succeeds

Original post made on Nov 21, 2014

A lone robber attempted to hold up a pharmacy at a Safeway supermarket on Bernal Avenue without success yesterday but police believe the same man succeeded in stealing drugs a few minutes later from the pharmacy inside the Walmart store on Rosewood Drive.

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Posted by in fear of more robberies
a resident of Fairlands Elementary School
on Nov 21, 2014 at 11:20 am

While I was watching TV on Tuesday I saw the 4:1 vote to approve a 7-11 in my neighborhood. If these robbers are interested in robbing a Safeway and a Walmart, they will LOVE the new 7-11 store coming in around the corner from me, with easy access to the 580 Freeway.

What are these elected people thinking?!!! It is not about their voters, now that the election is over, they must be thinking about the owner that donated to their campaigns.

Wrong sense of values - in my opinion.

Posted by to fear
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Nov 21, 2014 at 1:27 pm

I wonder about all gas station and other businesses that are right next to the 580 where Santa Rita crosses the freeway - are they robbed more frequently than businesses that are in the "interior" not close to the freeway?
Gold Chopsticks restaurant has been robbed a few times

Posted by Curious
a resident of Del Prado
on Nov 21, 2014 at 2:31 pm

This particular perp seemed interested in prescription drugs rather than money. I don't think gas stations or 7-11 stores are in the pharmacy business yet, but who knows.

Posted by to curious
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Nov 21, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Very true.
On a side note, my wife is from the Philippines and over there they have a large security guard industry. All banks and nearly all stores have one or more security guards who stand by the doors and keep the peace in case of unruly customers or robbers or teens acting up. They are not policemen but at least it's better than nothing. And store owners have someone to turn to in the event of trouble. In my experience there have been several times a drunk or an unruly person has caused a disturbance in a public place and there is no one there to handle it.
The schools there also have security guards to stop people from entering the campus who don't belong there.
Some may feel this sounds like a "police state" but I find it very comforting to know that someone is there looking out for the public safety

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