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Teens charged with armed robbery for Rolex thefts in Danville, Walnut Creek

Original post made on Jul 14, 2022

Contra Costa County prosecutors on Tuesday confirmed charges were brought against an 18-year-old Antioch man and two juveniles in connection with armed robberies of Rolex watches from victims in Danville and Walnut Creek this summer.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, July 12, 2022, 8:37 PM

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Posted by Bill Taylor
a resident of Walnut Creek
on Jul 15, 2022 at 8:22 am

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Anyone who wears an ostentatious $30-40K Rolex is asking for trouble these days.

Is it worth risking one’s life just to look cool and/or successful?

Owning Rolexes and BMWs is so out of style among the true cognoscenti. They are strictly for the nouveau-riche who feel a dire need to flaunt their new and/or inherited wealth.

Sad.


Posted by Malcolm Hex
a resident of San Ramon
on Jul 15, 2022 at 5:22 pm

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Yeah, but you would rather blame the victim instead of the suspect.


Posted by Jennifer
a resident of Danville
on Jul 15, 2022 at 5:28 pm

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Probably not a good idea to wear a $30-40K watch with all the Rolex robberies, but you can wear/buy what you want. As far as flaunting your wealth, you could say the same regarding living in an affluent suburb when you could live in Pittsburg or Antioch for a lot less money. Or driving a nice car instead of a cheap one. Or wearing nice clothes instead of a ten dollar t-shirt. Where do you draw the line?


Posted by Loren Bloch
a resident of Walnut Creek
on Jul 17, 2022 at 12:09 pm

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These criminals do not target victims driving Hondas and wearing inexpensive watches.

Advertising high-end consumer goods in public is asking for trouble nowadays.

Is it worth it?


Posted by jo
a resident of Walnut Creek
on Jul 18, 2022 at 8:30 am

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Don't blame the victim - he has a right to wear what he wants to wear The offenders will strike and attack anyone who looks vulnerable. They came from out of town with the intention to rob, thinking that it was a easy place to commit crimes.


Posted by Casey Lee
a resident of another community
on Jul 18, 2022 at 1:37 pm

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It's not only robbers who notice men wearing Rolexes.

Rolexes are 'babe magnets' that signify personal wealth and professional success...most notably the chronographs and 18k gold models.

I wear mine everyday regardless of where I venture.

It is insured and if someone wants to steal it, no big deal.


Posted by Paul Clark
a resident of Danville
on Jul 20, 2022 at 8:52 am

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Hey Bill Taylor!

Just wondering if you go around letting the air out of the tires on SUV's in your spare time!


Posted by Tristan Carroll
a resident of another community
on Jul 20, 2022 at 12:27 pm

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Rolexes & BMWs were cool in the 1970s when they were primarily advertised in National Geographic.

Today they are anachronistic symbols of yuppie-dumb & only fake people desire ownership of such items.


Posted by Judd Wickham
a resident of Walnut Creek
on Jul 20, 2022 at 4:05 pm

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Robbery is robbery regardless of who is doing the robbing and it is irregardless whether the victim is a plastic materialistic person flaunting their presumed status symbol items.

"Thou shall not steal" is a good commandment to live by.

Unfortunately, thievery knows no class or ethnic boundaries.


Posted by Malcolm Hex
a resident of San Ramon
on Jul 20, 2022 at 9:44 pm

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Loren Bloch sayeth:

“These criminals do not target victims driving Hondas and wearing inexpensive watches.”

The hell they don’t. The following is from 2020 statistics:

1 Ford full-size pickup 44,014
2 Chevrolet full-size pickup 40,968
3 Honda Civic 34,144
4 Honda Accord 30,814
5 Toyota Camry 16,915
6 Nissan Altima 14,668
7 GMC full-size pickup 13,016
8 Toyota Corolla 12,515
9 Honda CR-V 12,309
10 Dodge full-size pickup 11,999

2022 Data shows the Toyota Camry is the most targeted vehicle, followed by the Jeep Grand Cherokee, the Nissan Altima, the Chevy Malibu and the Honda CRV. And while downtown carjackings may get more attention, the data shows most carjackings occur on one side of town.

Don’t believe me? Look it up yourself.


Posted by Malcolm Hex
a resident of San Ramon
on Jul 21, 2022 at 10:14 am

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From Tristen Carol, he sayeth:

“Today they are anachronistic symbols of yuppie-dumb & only fake people desire ownership of such items.”

Once again, it’s lets blame the victims instead of the accused. But guess what Tristen, Leon Cathay Fountain was charged with three felony counts and four enhancements, including a gang enhancement, for armed robbery.

At 18 years old, that little gansta is is about to get the biggest wake up call of his life.


Posted by Dontrelle Willis
a resident of another community
on Jul 21, 2022 at 12:57 pm

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Some of these crimes are reflective of one another.

Did the robbery victims actually earn these expensive watches via hard worth and personal integrity or are they also crooks by the nature of their chosen professions (i.e lawyers, real estate developers, professional fiduciaries etc.)?

What comes around goes around.


Posted by Malcolm Hex
a resident of San Ramon
on Jul 22, 2022 at 10:35 am

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Dontrelle made the following comment:

“Did the robbery victims actually earn these expensive watches via hard worth and personal integrity…?

What business is it of yours, Dontrelle? Maybe you should question the motives of these little thugs. Let’s see, the adult sitting behind bars is a gang member, and has a criminal history.

Maybe you should ask thug life life about personal integrity.


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