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Armed carjacking reported in Alamo

Authorities: Stolen Porsche remains at-large after extensive search

Contra Costa County sheriff’s deputies are investigating an armed carjacking reported at an Alamo shopping center Monday afternoon, according to a department spokesman.

Deputies responded to the center on the 3100 block of Danville Boulevard around 2:30 p.m. after emergency dispatchers received a call from a man who reported his wife had just been carjacked in the parking lot, according to sheriff’s office spokesman Jimmy Lee.

Authorities arrived at the scene and contacted the woman, who said she was sitting in the driver’s seat of her Porsche Boxster convertible with the door open about 15 minutes earlier when a stranger forced her out of the car at gunpoint, Lee said.

The gunman entered the car and drove away, according to Lee. The woman was not harmed during the incident.

Law enforcement agencies were notified to be on the lookout for the stolen car, but it was not located despite an extensive search, Lee said. The car was described as a white-colored, two-door, 2015 Porsche Boxster convertible with California license plate 7JEE656.

The investigation is ongoing, Lee said. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the sheriff’s office at 646-2441. For any tips, call (866) 846-3592 to leave an anonymous voice message or email tips@so.cccounty.us.

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18 people like this
Posted by Rob U.
a resident of Alamo
on Dec 20, 2016 at 8:54 am

Take BART & Bus to nice Alamo & Danville, and steal an expensive car so you can drive around the 'hood in it! ....and being in wonderful
'Sanctuary City'....' No Criminal goes to Jail Anymore'
California....you get away with it.


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Posted by Barack
a resident of Danville
on Dec 20, 2016 at 8:57 am

If Obama was president this wouldn't have happened. #MAGA


10 people like this
Posted by C. R. Mudgeon
a resident of Danville
on Dec 20, 2016 at 10:02 am

Plus, if the carjackers can get to the Caldecott tunnel, they now know that any pursuit will end, and be unlikely to be picked up by CHP or Oakland PD.

Expect more of these in the coming months, not less...


4 people like this
Posted by Jack Stevens
a resident of Alamo
on Dec 20, 2016 at 11:26 am

What? No suspect description? It was a hispanic male. Wouldn't that help?


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Posted by Huh?
a resident of Alamo
on Dec 20, 2016 at 11:34 am

Wow, you guys are really racist.


2 people like this
Posted by Jeremy Walsh, associate editor
a resident of another community
on Dec 20, 2016 at 11:41 am

Jeremy Walsh, associate editor is a registered user.

The sheriff's office has confirmed no viable suspect description at this point, saying what they received was too vague to be of value.


6 people like this
Posted by Rob U.
a resident of Alamo
on Dec 20, 2016 at 4:51 pm

Oh,(to poster'Huh?') I thought we were being very politically correct here, in that you can never mention the race of a criminal, unless of course, they are white.


7 people like this
Posted by Mandy
a resident of Alamo
on Dec 21, 2016 at 5:49 am

There is speculation that the increase in crime is due to the Liberal/Democratic backed proposition 47 which allows little or no jail time for certain crimes.


22 people like this
Posted by Resident
a resident of Alamo
on Dec 21, 2016 at 5:53 am

It's bad enough that alcohol is legal with all it's problems now we have made marijuana legal which will have it's own set of problems. Most of the crimes are a result of people being under the influence or trying to get more. Next maybe we should vote cocaine legal because of it's medical benefits. I know, I know, but we say, I drink and I don't have problems or commit crimes. I smoke marijuana and don't drive, I use it responsibly. Unfortunately the world doesn't revolve around you or I. When are we going to start looking beyond ourselves and start seeing what is going on in the world. Prayers for all


2 people like this
Posted by Tom
a resident of Danville
on Dec 21, 2016 at 12:54 pm

Pretty sure they do in fact have a description of the perp but they have chosen to not release it for PC reasons.
My bet is the Amish had their hands in this.


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Posted by SHale
a resident of San Ramon
on Dec 21, 2016 at 8:26 pm

SHale is a registered user.

some people really need to find a hobby. sheesh.


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