Chinese restaurant robbed at gunpoint

Man passes register, robs owner instead

An armed robber held up Gold Chopstick Chinese restaurant in Pleasanton Dec. 3 but didn't get any money from the register.

Jenny Ling, who runs the restaurant with her husband, said she was sitting behind the take-out counter near the cash register when the holdup man ran in, right past her. Instead, the man approached her husband, who was near some corner tables, not far from where a single table of diners was eating.

Her husband took out his wallet when confronted by the robber.

"He took money from his wallet. ... The guy was crazy," Ling said, explaining that her husband gave the man several twenties.

She said the man was unhappy with what he was given and grabbed the remainder of the money from the wallet.

"I got mad and said, 'Why'd you take all the money?' and he pointed the gun at me," she said.

The man then ran from the restaurant. Ling described him as a thin black man, 18 to 25 years old. A complete description was not available from the Police Department.

A K-9 search was ordered, according to a police report. No arrest was made.


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Posted by Marie
a resident of Danville
on Dec 8, 2011 at 5:50 pm

It would be nice to know what town this is in!

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Posted by Bill
a resident of Danville
on Dec 9, 2011 at 6:48 am


When posting an article please indicate where the incident occurred. Nice Gold Chopsticks doesn't sound familiar for Danville.

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Posted by Gus
a resident of Danville
on Dec 9, 2011 at 7:00 am

Glenn - Maybe when you report a story next time, you can share the location of the incident. I am not familiar with the Gold Chopsticks, thus have no idea where it is located.

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Posted by Cathie
a resident of Danville
on Dec 9, 2011 at 7:52 am

Where was this?

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Posted by Darren
a resident of Danville
on Dec 9, 2011 at 7:54 am

ANOTHER "oppressed" minority committing a crime here. Same black guy with a handgun holding up my tenants on Foothill in Oakland. Three times in 10 days in broad daylight!! Oakland cops show up 45 minutes later each time. LOL--crime pays---just a matter of time until innocents shot.

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Posted by Christa
a resident of San Ramon
on Dec 9, 2011 at 7:57 am

I believe the location is Santa Rita in Pleasanton. This reporter needs to be inclusive in research and reporting. It is a good restaurant highly recommend it.

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Posted by SALLY
a resident of Danville
on Dec 9, 2011 at 9:31 am

The city should definately been included !

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Posted by collins
a resident of Vista Grande Elementary School
on Dec 9, 2011 at 1:34 pm

I think there is enough going on in Danville to report without stories about Pleasanton, which isn't even in the San Ramon Valley. If it weren't for Christa's comment, we would not even know the restaurant's location.
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