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Driver Robbed at Gunpoint at Shell Station on Santa Rita Road

Victim was filling his tires with air Wednesday night when man with a gun threatened to shoot him if he didn't cooperate.

A man armed with a small silver handgun robbed a driver who was putting air in his tires at the Santa Rita Shell station Wednesday night, according to a Pleasanton Police Department press release.

According to police, the robber threatened to shoot the victim if he didn't cooperate.

Stolen were a watch, wallet, iPhone, Louis Vuitton shoes and belt and a 49er bag containing a #84 Randy Moss jersey and a 49er jacket. The iPhone was later found nearby.

The suspect, described as a white or Hispanic male, left the scene with a woman driving a mid 2000s, two-door, Silver Acura CL, unknown California license plate, heading eastbound on Pimlico. The robbery took place around 9:45 p.m.

The suspect is believed to be 23 to 28 years old, 5’10”, 130-140 pounds, brown eyes, unknown color hair. He was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, with black baseball cap underneath and blue jeans. The suspect had a dark tattoo, possibly an animal print on the left side of his neck and several days’ worth of facial hair.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is asked to contact the Pleasanton Police Department at (925) 931-5100.


Mike smith January 19, 2013 at 05:15 AM
It's Pleasanton.. They don't have the money for the cameras..or money for good police officers either. They couldn't catch a armed robber if they walked right past their police car. Thy shoud take tips from other police agencies who have multiple robberies a day, Oakland, Hayward, Antioch, etc...and officers who have great training. Common people its Pleasanton PD...catch who
Clark Kent January 19, 2013 at 08:12 PM
Did he just say Pleasanton should be more like Oakland, Hayward and Antioch because they have MORE robberies? Idiot! I like the cameras at the on-ramp idea though.
Mike smith January 20, 2013 at 06:16 AM
No, what I mean is those agencies have armed robberies daily and know how do deal with those types of crimes. Pleasanton is a small town and when a robbery occurs the suspect never gets caught because PPD lacks the know how on what to do and lacks training like other agencies. They need to learn from Oakland Police, Hayward Police or Antioch Police because those agencies deal with robberies on a daily basis. A robbery in Oakland is a noise call in Pleasanton, happens all the time.
Jeff January 20, 2013 at 07:42 PM
So glad they're going to enact all these new gun laws. Crime should drop DRAMATICALLY since the crooks won't be using guns any more! Haaa
darkev January 23, 2013 at 03:33 AM
Feel better about yourself now? After that needless rant, I'm embarassed for you.

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