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Teens arrested after armed robbery at Pleasanton house

Original post made on Apr 13, 2021

Three teenagers were arrested in connection with an armed robbery at a Pleasanton home on Saturday afternoon, according to police.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, April 12, 2021, 1:11 PM

Comments (10)

Posted by José Jiménez
a resident of Ruby Hill
on Apr 13, 2021 at 9:36 am

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It would be useful to show pictures of these criminals. I do not want Hispanics blamed for all crimes in Pleasanton. These criminals were not from our wonderful city! Hopefully the juvenile will be charged as an adult…


Posted by seenalot
a resident of Parkside
on Apr 13, 2021 at 10:52 am

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I loved it when the police took their breaks or did paperwork in the parking lot at the water building at the beginning of Parkside. Haven't seen them there in a long time - good deterrent. I can't imagine the moxy of these young criminals or how why they'd be here.


Posted by Claudette McDermott
a resident of Del Prado
on Apr 13, 2021 at 1:59 pm

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So young with guns and criminal behavior it hurts my heart. Did the gun have bullets? They took the groceries so they must have been hungry too... I feel bad for everyone involved. The drama for the victims and you aren't born to rob, something drives you there, but it is a choice, there are options out there. We need more opportunities for our young and underserved communities. There would be no crime if we were all on a more even footing of wealth and opportunities. Thank God no one was physically hurt!


Posted by Claudette McDermott
a resident of Del Prado
on Apr 13, 2021 at 2:12 pm

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I see the gun was loaded...


Posted by buklau
a resident of Stoneridge
on Apr 13, 2021 at 4:18 pm

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Must be one of those native american females again! Then again, for some reason media doesn't show the faces of *certain* criminals; must be a giant coincidence.


Posted by Gina Channell, Publisher
a resident of Downtown
on Apr 13, 2021 at 4:27 pm

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Buklau, I can't speak for other media outlets but we tend to wait until charges are filed (or there is a situation in which the photos need to be presented, like the suspect is at large, or a compelling reason with the nature of the crime, like a hate crime).
Because, just like a diamond, a photo on the internet is forever.


Posted by Michael Austin
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Apr 13, 2021 at 4:46 pm

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Some social media have circulated mug shots of the two that were arrested. I thought they looked like hardened criminals, although they are reported to be in their teens.

I do not understand the "those native American females again" comment. The two arrested are men.


Posted by José Jiménez
a resident of Ruby Hill
on Apr 13, 2021 at 8:54 pm

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Gina and Claudette:
Consider the following:
“.....On Saturday, April 10, 2021, around 1 p.m., an Asian couple in Pleasanton were robbed at gunpoint by two African-American males dressed in dark clothing, according to East County Today.”
Was this a hate crime ? It very well could’ve been…
I seriously doubt the three young men were hungry....
You will never solve a problem if you cannot honestly recognize and accurately characterize the problem....


Posted by Gina Channell, Publisher
a resident of Downtown
on Apr 13, 2021 at 8:57 pm

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Jose - DA filed charges. New story up.
Web Link


Posted by José Jiménez
a resident of Ruby Hill
on Apr 13, 2021 at 9:36 pm

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Gina ,
I followed the link and encourage others to do so…
Thank you for your honest and incredibly responsive reporting !!!!
I appreciate your professionalism.


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