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Man Robbed at Gunpoint During Marijuana Deal

Police continue to investigate an armed robbery reported Thursday afternoon.

A man was robbed at gunpoint Thursday afternoon during what the victim says was a legal marijuana deal, Officer Steve Goard said.

The man, who is not a Livermore resident, told police that he legally purchases the drugs from a medical marijuana dispensary.

"(The victim) says he has a website to sell marijuana online," Goard said.

The man called police at 2:40 p.m. to report that he was held at gunpoint at the intersection of South Vasco Road and Brisa Street — a location he agreed to make a transaction.

When the victim pulled off on the side of a road he was robbed at gunpoint of his marijuana, phone, wallet and keys, Goard said.

The victim estimates that he had about a pound of marijuana taken from him.

He also told police a silver handgun was used in the robbery.

The four suspects are all described as black males and appear to be from out of town, Goard said. One of the suspects is described as heavy set with dreadlocks. They were last seen traveling northbound in a vehicle on Vasco Road, police said.

Police continue to investigate the robbery, Goard said.

Cin February 10, 2012 at 03:03 AM
We see the irony of this, right?
Terri M. February 10, 2012 at 03:24 AM
Cin, HAHAHAHA!! I agree!
Cherry February 10, 2012 at 05:52 AM
Der der der...
Michael D. Brown February 10, 2012 at 10:30 AM
I'm a medical patient and I have never heard of a delivery service that meets at parks sounds phishy to me, I use a very professionale one that works in pares of two and have all your info before they even meet you and they always come to your house very professional, this guy sounds like he got what was coming to him, but I am tired of people like these black males from out of town doing there dirt here in livermore but the reason they do is because our police force is a joke and has been for years
Pat February 10, 2012 at 02:47 PM
this is why we need BART downtown, so we can have more out of towners to stimulate the legit business and homes also.
Bob Canning February 10, 2012 at 03:27 PM
Or Bart to downtown will provide easy acess for car thefts and more drug deals. Riding Bart I see 5 to 6 drug deals a week. Not even discrete.
david February 10, 2012 at 05:15 PM
The suspects "appear to be from out of town," now just how was this conclusion drawn? The victim was from out of town, according to this article, so why come to Livermore to buy your pot? This is all a bunch of baloney and the "victim" should wise-up and quietly go back home.
Michael D. Brown February 10, 2012 at 06:29 PM
The reason they all come to livermore is because of our police department they are a joke, and yes for the record BART will bring in a whole new aspect of crime we have yet to see the likes of here in Livermore,
Michael Delfino February 10, 2012 at 09:28 PM
Can't help but chuckle a bit at this one. I'm for medical marijuana with very strict guidelines (IE: prescription needed, only from certified pharmacist, etc.), but this pretty obviously isn't a medical marijuana case. I can pretty much picture the 911 call: "911, what's your emergency" "uhhh, wohhh man... Some guy just stole my dope...bummer!"
sue February 10, 2012 at 11:47 PM
This is hilarious and I cannot believe it actually was written up here.
mike February 11, 2012 at 12:08 AM
My comment: get a Spell Check function on this site!
Kristofer Noceda (Editor) February 11, 2012 at 02:50 AM
This was an interesting case, especially hearing it over the police scanner. My initial reaction was "What? The victim is calling police to say he was robbed of his weed?" Had to follow up and this is what we got.
Get_A_Clue February 11, 2012 at 05:58 AM
Mr. Brown, I have lived in many places throughout California. I have been stopped for traffic violation in several of these cities, and been the victim of petty crimes in a couple of different cities. I have to say (and most intelligent people without an ax to grind would agree) that the Livermore Police Department is by far one of the most professional, competent organizations I ever ever seen. I have been down town when they have quickly taken a dangerous situation and made the place safe for people to be. If you don't like it here, move to Oakland. There, if your car gets stolen they send you a damn letter in the mail to complete and return. Here, the officer came to my house and meticulously went over every potential lead...And then found my car! You, Mister Brown, very desperately need to GET A CLUE!
Michael D. Brown February 11, 2012 at 08:38 PM
@getaclue, ya that's catchy, spend a weekend thinking it up? I'm glad you got such A plus service from the department, well I have a similiar story with a different ending, my car was stolen as well about 930 at night from wall st. right next to boot hill ya know, anyways the next day when I was called and told, see was barrowing a truck to move, I rushed back to livermore from modesto, mind you the car had lojack the waste it is without a competent police force, I tried to have them possibly meet me at the house but no I had to wait the ten minutes till I actually got there, to send someone out, after about 6 hrs an officer finally shows up and takes down no information instead begins to argue with me with me wasting his time, so sorry my stolen car interupted your lunch or whatever the hell they do, and proceeded to be ruder and ruder till he hoped in his car and took off without making any report, and whats funny about your story is when all was said and done it was the fine Officer's of the Oakland Police Department that found my car and the suspects who stole it, and it turn I call BS on your story your full of it if you think I'm going to believe that they did this whole dusting for fingerprints style investigation into looking for your busted ford probe or whatever it was, and who cares about stolen cares we have cars stolen here almost every day, I'm talking about serious things, the LPD are not solving the things that count,
Michael D. Brown February 11, 2012 at 08:40 PM
@getaclue, and frankly I'm a little worried if they really did spend that much time looking for your car instead of worrying about the stabbings and gunshots and/or drunks getting behind the wheel that we have happening in our streets, even though I still don't believe your story. maybe you should wake up and "get a REAL clue"
Michael D. Brown February 11, 2012 at 08:48 PM
It's not that funny, regardless of what this person was robbed for, someone in our town was robbed at gunpoint in the middle of the day, let's take the medical marijuana out of it for a moment and then all were left with is a guy getting robbed at gunpoint on a busy street in the middle of the day, this should be taken seriously, what if next time it's a purse or someone at an ATM, if they are bold enough to do it for some pot trust me it's only a matter of time before it begins to spill over into the everyday live's of the citizen's of Livermore, the LPD really better step there game up.
Mark Tarte February 14, 2012 at 05:50 AM
Mike, did you make a complaint about the officer's actions as you described? Have you ever even talked to someone at LPD other than at that one time? Do you know the daily calls for service that they receive and the numbers of officers available at any given time? Why don't you request to talk to someone there in command and lay out your complaints? You know they actually do listen to citizens.
Bryon Bruce February 15, 2012 at 09:42 AM
What a waste of our valuable services. " This guy gets the dummy award".

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