Police: Third 17-year-old arrested in robbery of Danville teen

Among pair of strong-arm thefts at Pleasanton mall last weekend

Police confirmed another 17-year-old boy was arrested early Wednesday in connection with two robberies at Stoneridge Shopping Center in Pleasanton last weekend, including one incident in which a Danville teen was punched and had her purse stolen.

Two other 17-year-old boys were arrested Monday in connection with the thefts after a 63-year-old woman and a 17-year-old Danville girl were robbed of their purses by three teenagers in separate incidents last weekend.

On Sunday afternoon, a 63-year-old woman who was standing by her car at Stoneridge Shopping Center was kicked, threatened with a gun and robbed of her purse, according to Pleasanton police.

The woman was standing by her car when three teens came up to her. One grabbed her purse, and the woman pulled back on it as another teen pulled out a rifle or shotgun, according to police.

On Saturday night, a 17-year-old girl from Danville was walking to her car in the mall parking lot when three men left a silver SUV and one grabbed her purse, according to police.

When she resisted, one teen allegedly punched her in the face and pushed her to the ground. The teen reportedly did not require medical attention.

The silver SUV was later reported in a car-jacking incident at the San Leandro BART station, where three African-American teens drove up in the vehicle and stole a cream-colored Mercedes SUV, police said.

The trip then took the Mercedes to Stoneridge Mall on Sunday and approached the 63-year-old woman. In that incident, the woman fell to the ground after struggling over the purse, and one of the men kicked her in the back before the trio ran away with her purse, according to police.

The woman reportedly sustained minor injuries but didn't need hospitalization. The teen boys left the mall in the Mercedes SUV, which drove onto westbound Interstate 580, police said.

Oakland police later found the described vehicle with two of the teens inside, and they were arrested and interviewed Monday. The third teen was detained early Wednesday morning.

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Posted by Sue
a resident of Walnut Creek
on Feb 25, 2016 at 7:59 am

Let's make sure these poor children who car jacked, robbed, and assaulted people at gun point are treated as juveniles and not prosecuted as adults😊

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Posted by Tracy
a resident of Alamo
on Feb 25, 2016 at 9:14 am

Please tell me you're kidding! This isn't kids out for a joy ride in a neighbors car. They chose to steal, rob, beat and assault more than one person. They probably know that they can get away with a lot because they are under 18 and know that there are bleeding hearts like you who will treat them like irresponsible babies. They know what they are doing and made choices like an adult and should be prosecuted as adults. You should be more sympathetic to the juvenile and adult victims. You think a slap on the wrist for some justifies a punch in the face and a gun being pulled on someone else? Let me guess, you think these boys are "entitled to blah blah and have rights". What a joke!!!!!

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Posted by Joe
a resident of San Ramon
on Feb 25, 2016 at 9:35 am

"The suspects are described as three black males, 18-25 years old, medium build and wearing dark-colored hoodie sweatshirts. They were driving an older, silver Honda Pilot, but its license plate isn't known." 2/21 Danville Express

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Posted by Lew
a resident of Danville
on Feb 25, 2016 at 10:06 am

Tracy...I'm reasonably confident that Sue was being facetious with her comment.

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Posted by Michelle
a resident of San Ramon
on Feb 25, 2016 at 12:40 pm

What...! Sue?
'Poor' 'children' ????

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Posted by Calm Down
a resident of Danville
on Feb 27, 2016 at 8:00 pm

Calm the heck down people. Sue was being sarcastic. Glad they caught these thu gs. Parents - you need to teach your children (and yourselves) that if someone is robbing you DO NOT put up a fight. Unless you want to get killed. Give them your things and then immediately call your bank to cancel your cards. Call from someone else's phone if yours is taken. It's NOT worth it. I shake my head when I read stories like this - not because of the criminals - but because the victim tries to hang on to their purse! Seriously!? Burglaries and robberies are at an all time high here in the tri-valley. THINK or else you may lose your life over a friggin iphone.

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Posted by MacGruff
a resident of San Ramon
on Feb 28, 2016 at 8:37 am

"Burglaries and robberies are at an all time high here in the tri-valley."

CD: please cite ANY evidence you have for that claim. I believe it is nonsense, and that crime rates are both low and have been steadily falling, except for a mild uptick in San Ramon recently.

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