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Downtown restaurant robbed by two gunmen Saturday

Original post made on Aug 26, 2013

At about 11:05 p.m., officers responded to reports of an armed robbery that had just occurred at Corner's Tavern Restaurant. Both suspects were described as black men in their 20s.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Sunday, August 25, 2013, 12:45 PM

Comments (17)

Posted by William, a resident of Danville
on Aug 26, 2013 at 6:14 am

The two robbers certainly set themselves up for profiling being young black males wearing hoodies while committing a crime.

Posted by Diane, a resident of Alamo
on Aug 26, 2013 at 6:40 am

Did security cameras anywhere record them or their license plate? The vehicle or plates were likely stolen as well.

The escalating crime rate in Walnut Creek is making it dangerous to be there. That bodes very ill for the local economy.

Posted by Louise, a resident of Danville
on Aug 26, 2013 at 8:29 am

I guess the left can still claim racial profiling though in this case and many cases there is no justification. The facts are the facts. Two perps were witnessed and they committed the crime.

Posted by spcwt, a resident of Danville
on Aug 26, 2013 at 8:33 am

Corner's Tavern is where the old Bing Crosby restaurant was, right? Near Macy's. As I recall, it used to be Stanford Restaurant before that.

My wife likes going to Walnut Creek for dinner. I like Danville. So, on the bright side, I'll use this story as an excuse next time she tries to drag me up there. Ha ha.

Shouldn't comment about suspects wearing hoodies. Best remain silent and draw your own conclusions.

Posted by Dave, a resident of Danville
on Aug 26, 2013 at 9:22 am

No, Stanford's is still in business, across the street.

Posted by spcwt, a resident of Danville
on Aug 26, 2013 at 9:37 am

Oh right. Stanford's is across the street.

Can anyone remember what Corner's Tavern was before it was Bing Crosby's?

Posted by cardinal, a resident of Diablo
on Aug 26, 2013 at 9:51 am


Posted by C. R. Mudgeon, a resident of Danville
on Aug 26, 2013 at 3:03 pm

The surveillance video was the usual horrible quality, grainy black and white images that made it difficult to even tell the make and model of vehicle. In contrast, the Ch. 2 ran another news story last night, about a guy robbing mailboxes. In this case, the surveillance video was from a home system that produced amazingly good color images (admittedly during daylight). Maybe our local businesses and parking garages should buy some of the newer (and probably less expensive) cameras intended for home use....

Posted by Treetopper, a resident of Danville
on Aug 26, 2013 at 6:53 pm

It would be of great benefit to all in Danville if business' having security systems that included video would be required to have cameras (and recording equipment) that met certain standards. As C.R. above said "home system that produced amazingly good color images" are not that costly and well worth the extra couple of bucks. How neat it would be if there were 100% recovery from burglaries and/or robberies. The bad guys just might think twice before hoosing Danville as their target.

Posted by Conservator, a resident of Danville
on Aug 26, 2013 at 10:36 pm


Very curious post regarding a desire to see enhanced video systems around town. Given your almost always ultra-orthodox, Libertarian perspectives on life, are you actually calling for even a modest Londonian surveillance network in our beloved Danville business district (and corresponding garages)?....To much time in the sun lately?

Posted by C. R. Mudgeon, a resident of Danville
on Aug 27, 2013 at 2:12 pm


I may have been unclear in my post. I wasn't advocating for city government surveillance cameras of public areas. I was thinking primarily about businesses having their own private surveillance cameras, trained on their place of business (could be both inside spaces as well as the outside entrances). I think that businesses have the right to do this, although an argument might be made that they should have some sort of notice posted that warns customers that they were being (possibly) recorded.

Now that you mention it, it's not clear to me if the video that I saw came from a business-owned camera, or from some camera operated by Walnut Creek. I guess I was assuming that it was the business' camera....

Posted by C. R. Mudgeon, a resident of Danville
on Aug 27, 2013 at 2:16 pm

As a brief adder (I wish you could go back and edit prior posts!), parking garages owned and operated by a city are an interesting gray area (with respect to the issue of whether it is appropriate for a government body to be operating surveillance cameras). Much as I am generally against the idea of government bodies surveilling public spaces, crime prevention in city-owned parking garages might just be one exception that I'd be in favor of. Probably that's being a bit hypocritical, but there you are....

Posted by Conservator, a resident of Danville
on Aug 27, 2013 at 2:32 pm

Well CRM, I suppose that there is a little bit of hypocritical thinking amongst us all. Perhaps Voltaire beat us to the point when he wrote (in Le Comte d'Argental): "When we hear news we should always wait for the sacrament of confirmation"...

Posted by Schmagindan , a resident of Walnut Creek
on Aug 28, 2013 at 4:11 am

That building was a Crown Books before they renovated it for Bing Crosby's.

Posted by Chris, a resident of Blackhawk
on Aug 28, 2013 at 7:29 am

If Obama had sons-------

Posted by Conservator, a resident of Danville
on Aug 28, 2013 at 8:51 am

Well @Chris from Blackhawk, if he had sons, what??? You've left so many of us spellbound with anticipation as to the profound wit and wisdom that you so abruptly cut short.

Could you finish your thought? I'm sure that many would concur with my request that our respective day will be incomplete without your complete offering.

Posted by dogfather, a resident of Danville
on Aug 28, 2013 at 10:22 am

I saw an offering like Chris' served-up this morning at the dog park. It's been bagged and deposited -- you didn't miss much.

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