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Two shot in Alamo in attempted jewelry store robbery

Original post made on Dec 4, 2009

Two people were shot last night in Alamo, reported San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District Chief Richard Price. The shooting shortly after 7 p.m. was the result of an attempted robbery of the Alamo Jewelry Mart at the northwest corner of Danville Boulevard and Stone Valley Road.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, December 3, 2009, 11:16 PM

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Posted by Christina
a resident of Danville
on Dec 4, 2009 at 7:15 am

I hope that the employee recovers from his injury soon. Wishing him well.

It disgusts me the increasing numbers of reports of people preying upon others and their property. What's wrong with people?! Many are struggling, but resorting to theft and violence? There is no excuse.


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Posted by Dick P.
a resident of Danville
on Dec 4, 2009 at 8:16 am

I just can't believe there are still people out there who haven't been taught by their elders to respect and honor the greatest thing America ever invented, private property. It's probably foreigners an illegal extremists who did this, a suttle way to try and break down our Country is my guess, or youths raised by limp-wristed liberal types. Well, just try it, punks. Nobama might stand idly by, but I refuse to let you scare me or my Town.


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Posted by Dawn
a resident of Alamo
on Dec 4, 2009 at 8:33 am

Wishing the injured a fast and full recovery.

Wishing Alamo a wake-up call. As property values decline, we will likely see more, not less, of this.


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Posted by bz
a resident of Danville
on Dec 4, 2009 at 8:34 am

I'm just thankful no one was killed! I'm sending get will wishes to the injured employee with hopes that he will fully recover soon!


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Posted by Artistlin
a resident of Alamo
on Dec 4, 2009 at 8:47 am

Note to Dick P. No, it was probably someone desperately out of a job and hungry...thanks to the greedy folks who collapsed our economy for their own gain.


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Posted by Jerry
a resident of Alamo
on Dec 4, 2009 at 8:52 am

" out of a job and hungry" does not justify armed robbery!

Alamo voted down incorporation, the sheriff's staff has been cut, and crime is up. What is the surprise?


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Posted by Dawn
a resident of Alamo
on Dec 4, 2009 at 8:53 am

People who are hungry rob grocery stores, not jewelry stores.


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Posted by David
a resident of Danville
on Dec 4, 2009 at 9:18 am

Reports say the ROBBER is from Alamo? That sounds fishy. A 53 year old Alamo robber? There is something more to this story. I'll bet you this was not a random act.


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Posted by Dawn
a resident of Alamo
on Dec 4, 2009 at 9:24 am

David -

Where are hearing/reading reports of the perpetrator being an Alamo resident? I see nothing about it in the story here.


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Posted by Dawn
a resident of Alamo
on Dec 4, 2009 at 9:32 am

Here's a link to a more comprehensive story, which mentions a 50-year-old Alamo resident as the suspect:

Web Link


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Posted by Barb K
a resident of Blackhawk
on Dec 4, 2009 at 9:55 am

Wow, I'm sure President Obama had something to do with this robbery in Alamo. Lord knows nothing bad ever happened around here until he became President. Seriously, Dick P., you need some anger management counseling. I'm almost as afraid of you, as I am of an armed robber. How could you possibly believe terrorists are behind this plot to destroy our community, not stupid, everyday lowlife criminals?


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Posted by Dick P.
a resident of Danville
on Dec 4, 2009 at 10:18 am

Listen up, you people are missing the point. What America and Alamo needs right now is values, including the right to bear arms against these radicals who infiltrate our town to hurt our families and traditions. Kids like this illegal robber need discipline, not more of this falafel-snorting love-lovey-do doctor-feel-good lefty poison their getting in the so-called schools and Nobama media. The more we let this stuff go on the more jewel heists and killing sprees and epidemics like like they have in Oakland will happen, like Dawn says.

And I also agree with Jerry because hey hungry starving Artistlin, have you heard of the Dollar Menu? You won't find that in socialist Sweden or whatever.

Point is, I'm not worried about me. I own a huge gun. I'm worried about you. I'm doing this for you.


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Posted by Stud
a resident of Alamo
on Dec 4, 2009 at 10:21 am

There is WAY more to this story than is being reported in the press.


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Posted by Dawn
a resident of Alamo
on Dec 4, 2009 at 10:34 am

Dick P. -

Just to clarify... you posted, "Kids like this illegal robber..."

The perpetrator was identified in a Contra Costa Times story as a 50-year-old Alamo resident. Of course, that was the initial report. More info may come out - but there's video of a middle-aged white fella being loaded into an ambulance while a reporter identifies the patient as the 'suspect.'

I posted a direct link to the story above.


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Posted by Alamoan
a resident of Alamo
on Dec 4, 2009 at 11:03 am

Yep Dick P, that gun thing sure worked out well. Instead of the owner losing some property for which he was likely insured, he ended up going to he hospital with a hole in him because he pulled a gun. I have no problem with guns, but to think they are a panacea for societies ills is delusional.


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Posted by Shelby
a resident of Alamo
on Dec 4, 2009 at 11:29 am

Alamoan - If the "suspect" had known he would be facing a gun, do you think he would have followed through on his attempt? Just asking...


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Posted by Alamoan
a resident of Alamo
on Dec 4, 2009 at 11:45 am

Who knows. Maybe, maybe not. No one other than the suspect can say for sure.


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Posted by Valley Citizen
a resident of Blackhawk
on Dec 4, 2009 at 11:55 am

People sometimes look at me like I'm nuts, but stuff like this is exactly the reason I carry a gun at all times. It IS legal in California. It's called Open Carrying and if everyone here in the Greater Danville area did it, we could be sure that pesky overgrown hooligans like this guy, and also the ones Dick P is warning about, wouldn't give us trouble. I carry a Ruger Super Blackhawk and, sometimes, I like to wear a cowboy hat.

But!... you don't have to take MY word for it! Ba-da-BA: Web Link


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Posted by klat_wols
a resident of Blackhawk
on Dec 4, 2009 at 12:11 pm

Wow -- ties have been made between this local incident and illegal's, gun control and Obama. NO this was a robbery like many that happen all over bay area and though specifics may vary this is not unique to Alamo. Get over it -- it is most important that no lives were lost.


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Posted by Jane
a resident of Alamo
on Dec 4, 2009 at 12:30 pm

A whole community of 'gun toting" angry people who seem to have a grudge against "kids" and "illegals" (who incidentally are not running around with a sign posted on their back)!!! Wow what is the world coming to? I thought the wild wild west went out with the cowboy movies. God Help us if this should ever happen.


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Posted by Citizen Paine
a resident of Danville
on Dec 4, 2009 at 1:56 pm

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Posted by Diane
a resident of Danville
on Dec 4, 2009 at 2:18 pm

CP - you crack me up!

Dick P - you are NOT carrying your "huge gun" for me, so abandon that fantasy right now. The thought of you with a gun in my community scares the heck out of me.

VC - a community of gun toting individuals (wearing cowboy hats? howdy howdy?) would endanger us us all. Some people can't be trusted to count to 10 before ramming their car into someone they perceive took their rightful place in a line of cars. What would happen if these same folks had "huge guns" at the ready? You are within your rights to carry one, but let's hope you have the judgment not to employ one unless seriously threatened, and that others who are "judgment challenged" (shall we say?) don't decide to follow suit.


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Posted by Beatrice
a resident of Danville
on Dec 4, 2009 at 2:35 pm

Well if we have the right to bear arms, I think we should have the right to ARM BEARS. Enough said.


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Posted by Jim
a resident of Danville
on Dec 4, 2009 at 2:48 pm

Dick P - Man, you need to really calm down. You jumped to all kinds of conclusions based on zero information. Many crimes are simply economic and have nothing whatsoever to do with foreigners, extremists, radical ideologies, gun laws, or the breakdown in values. Robbery is a crime that has always been with us, even in whatever sort of pre-Obama, pre-1960's golden age you might fantasize about.


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Posted by Rick Pshaw
a resident of Danville
on Dec 4, 2009 at 2:49 pm

A community of gun toting individuals would be the most polite and crime-free community you could possibly imagine.


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Posted by Citizen Paine
a resident of Danville
on Dec 4, 2009 at 2:56 pm

I think the great social philosopher, one Christopher Rock, got it about right. We should give our Ricky and his slap-happy buds all the guns they want.

No bullets, however.


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Posted by Dylan
a resident of Walnut Creek
on Dec 4, 2009 at 3:25 pm

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Posted by MM
a resident of Danville
on Dec 4, 2009 at 3:32 pm

Go Dick P! You're awesome!


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Posted by Jim
a resident of San Ramon
on Dec 4, 2009 at 4:11 pm

To Rick P - "A community of gun toting individuals would be the most polite and crime-free community you could possibly imagine." Yeah! Just like in the wild west (until somebody has a drink or two). Granted, there would be an extra incentive not to get somebody angry, but I think you're giving good sense and human nature too much credit.


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Posted by Dickita P
a resident of Alamo
on Dec 4, 2009 at 4:29 pm

My my, Dick P, you sure know how to wind up an upper-class community's message board! I wonder what else you "could" "wind" "up"? Meet me outside Tuesday Morning on Camino Ramon - I know the surroundings are no Plaza - that's for sure! - but its proximity to Costco, the decidedly anti-anti-consumerist epicenter of South Danville, gives it a patriotic energy that drives a lonely, old-fashioned, tofu-hating, Karl Marx/Charles Darwin-confusing-and-despising, other-culture-fearing gal like myself to the heights of ecstasy. Make sure to bring the biggest gun you've got!


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Posted by Citizen Paine
a resident of Danville
on Dec 4, 2009 at 5:09 pm

C'mon, Dickita -- you're really Ann Coulter, aren't you?


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Posted by hal bailey
a resident of another community
on Dec 4, 2009 at 6:58 pm

Dear Dolores,

This commentary is inhuman, contemptuous, disgusting and frightening.

Neighborhoods have asked you for respect for Oscar Herrera and conclusion of this exchange that violates your forum's terms of use.

It is time, Dolores,

Hal


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