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Police investigating armed robberies at Hopyard Road stores

Original post made on Aug 18, 2017

Pleasanton police released suspect photographs Thursday as part of their ongoing investigation into armed robberies of neighboring businesses on Hopyard Road late last month.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, August 17, 2017, 12:23 PM

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Posted by White Man?
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 18, 2017 at 2:07 pm

The two head-on images in the supplied pictures do not look at all like a "White man", especially the closeup one. Likely a man, but facial characteristics and face color plus hand color don't look like any white man I have ever seen. Probably not Hispanic either. The "walking" image does have white hands, but it is not as clear, and again the face does not look white.

Posted by Hotslide
a resident of Oak Tree Acres
on Aug 19, 2017 at 9:43 am

Security camera systems are quite cheap anymore, you can get a 10 camera system with weeks of video recovery for under $1k. Relatively cheap for a business of this kind, and probably a "must have" for insurance purposes. Yet, we rarely see a "face-level" picture closer to the miscreant where facial features give us more information. Even bank cameras usually give us a top angle shot of a hat with the clarity associated with pictures of UFOs. Why not hide a camera in the candy bars or at eye level behind the register? Give it a try.

Posted by Bren James
a resident of Castlewood
on Aug 19, 2017 at 1:08 pm

Notice to all Pleasanton people. People from Oakland and the surrounding area have heard about the easy pickings in Pleasanton. It's rich, it has a lot of expensive shiny things to steal, and the people are generally afraid of low-income people, regardless what they say about diversity. The benefit of the doubt goes to the thief, and it's fun to steal from rich people.

As a long-time law enforcement officer, now retired, I know for a fact that as things progress toward more civil unrest, the over-the-hill gangs will become more confident in choosing Pleasanton as their rich town of choice for crime.

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