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on Jun 24, 2014
How about a picture of the robber?
That would be helpful...
Nice bike! I keep my bike locked while it's hanging in my garage. I'll keep my eyes peeled for that bike.
Lock up your stuff. Burglaries are on the increase, just read this publication and the newspapers. School is out, the economy is still recovering, and lots more people with nothing to do and no money to do it with. Come to a more affluent area and its a lot easier to rip people off.
Calm down guyz, Danville is not special, every city no matter its size/affluence faces crime. Let DPD do its work, they will solve this!
Several thoughts come to mind: criminals want your stuff and feel emboldened to take it due to lack of consequences and a feeling of entitlement. Also, if you look at the prior arrests of the teens who broke in to a home in San Ramon this week there is clearly no deterrent because the punishment is not harsh or lasting. Buy a dog, get an alarm system, padlock your gates to your back yard and maybe you will get lucky and they will move on to your neighbors who are an easier target because they did not take these precautions.
Xin Han: I do agree that there is crime in every city, but you must admit burglaries are on the increase here. The SRV is a target because it is a short drive to a wealthy area.
It's interesting to me that the thief shown in the security video appears to be in his 30's, or maybe even older. He clearly knew exactly what he was looking for, and either has seen the bike owner riding up to the house, or else has some other contact with him, to know that he had such a valuable bike. They should circulate the pictures at any bike shops that the owner used, as well as with any cycling clubs he rides with.
They don't have crime like this in places like Singapore.
If people steal, they should get spanked with a cane. Same thing for taggers.
I think a more fitting punishment for taggers is to lock them in a spray booth for 30 minutes and let the paint rip. We are lucky though that we have so little in this area. Other places we have liver were not so fortunate.
In some cities, they have created areas and certain walls where non-gang graffiti is allowed, but of course the bangers will still do their thing elsewhere.
Grrrrr..... must read before posting. Make that "Other places we have lived"
Comment that Danville is not special maybe correct in some ways, but the fact that most of its citizens still obey the laws, makes it unique in this day and age. I guess many of us are adherents to the rule of law and respect for others. In that sense, I think Danville is special for now anyway. That could change and probably will overtime. I hope not during my lifetime anyway.
Louise, Danville has a median household income well into six figures. That we have fewer people engaging in low profit, high risk crime is unsurprising simply due to wealth and demographics. That said, the white collar criminals of the San Ramon Valley have "redistributed" far more wealth in the past few years than all the burglars and robbers in the East Bay. I guess you could say that we're "special" in the laws we choose to break...
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