Police Log: Would-Be Robber Scrams When Clerk Doubts He Has A Gun

Notable incidents encountered July 8 to 14.

A Livermore retail clerk called the bluff of a customer last week when he reportedly attempted to hold up her store.

The would-be robber entered the shop on the 4300 block of Las Positas Road Wednesday at 7 p.m., selected items and proceeded to the cash register, said Sgt. Keith Graves of the .

After the clerk rang up the shopper's items, he grabbed his waistband, said he had a gun, and demanded the money in the till, Graves said.

The clerk told the man she did not believe he had a gun.

He insisted he did, Graves said, and the clerk countered: "Is it worth going to prison for?"

To which, Graves said, the attempted robber replied: "I gotta do what I gotta do."

The clerk then reached for the phone, announced she was dialing 911, and the suspect fled, Graves continued.

The suspect was described as a dark-skinned white or possibly Hispanic man in his mid-20s, with a stocky build and a tattoo on his neck, Graves said.

Anyone with information or who may have witnessed the incident is encouraged to call police at 925-371-4900.

In other news:  

Saturday, July 14

  • A man, 44, was arrested at 4:14 p.m. for allegedly resisting officers and causing bodily injury. Location of the arrest is unknown.
  • Narcotics possession reported 6:36 p.m. along 4100 East Avenue.
  • Obstructing/resisting police cited 2:41 a.m. on 2400 First Street, and 1:54 a.m. along 7700 Southfront Road.
  • Public intoxication reported 5:24 p.m. on Cartier Drive at Arroyo Road.
  • at Santa Rita Jail for suspected DUI. 

Friday, July 13

  • Shoplifting theft cited 4:52 p.m. along 2900 Las Positas Road; petty theft on 2200 First Street at noon.
  • Possession of controlled substances reported 9:39 p.m. on 1300 Locust Street.
  • Identity theft logged 3 p.m. along 6600 Brookdale Court.

Thursday, July 12

  • Domestic assaults reported: 3:17 p.m. on the 1100 block of Aberdeen Avenue; 8 p.m. on the 500 block of Cedar Drive.
  • Battery reported 9:31 a.m. along 5500 Leahy Way.
  • Individuals allegedly under the influence of controlled substances reported: 12:55 a.m. on De Soto and De Leon ways; 2 a.m. along 7700 Southfront Road.
  • Theft recorded 1 p.m. on 2300 South Vasco Road.
  • Controlled-substance possession logged 2:43 a.m. on 3800 Madeira Way.
  • enter not guilty plea.
  • Unlicensed motorist cited 12:04 a.m. on Maple Street at East Avenue.

Wednesday, July 11

  • Robbery reported 7:08 p.m. along 4300 Las Positas Road.
  • Vehicle reported stolen on 1000 Bluebell Drive at 5:40 p.m.
  • Theft using access cards cited 3:30 p.m. along 4500 Las Positas Road.
  • Other thefts: 5:45 p.m. on 2900 Las Positas Road; 6 p.m. along 1100 Aberdeen Avenue.
  • Telephone harrassment reported 1 p.m. on the 500 block of Nightingale Street.
  • Felony vandalism logged 11:25 p.m. on 5300 Charlotte Way.

Tuesday, July 10

  • Contempt-of-court violations reported: 3:39 a.m. on the 3400 block of Leahy Way; 6;30 p.m. on the 400 block of Leona Drive.
  • Theft from vehicle logged 8 p.m. along 800 Grace Street.
  • Domestic assault reported 6 p.m. on the 500 block of Colusa Way.
  • Battery reported 5:25 a.m. on 3500 Madiera Way.
  • Drug-paraphernalia possession cited 11:28 p.m. along 4400 First Street.
  • Livermore .

Monday, July 9

  • Domestic assaults: 2:24 a.m. on the 1900 block of Chestnut Street; 5:15 p.m. on 3500 Leahy Way.
  • Unlicensed motorist cited 1:10 p.m. on East Airway Boulevard.
  • Car break-ins logged 9 p.m. on 600 Los Alamos Avenue and 11:30 p.m. on 1400 Railroad Avenue.
  • Narcotics possession reported 12:40 p.m. on East Stanley and Murrieta boulevards.
  • Grand theft recorded 11 a.m. along 1700 Niagara Drive.
  • Shoplifting reported 6:30 p.m. on 2900 Las Positas Road.
  • Stolen vehicle recovered 8 a.m. on 1500 Spring Valley Common.
  • Fire reported 7 p.m. at .
  • Battery reported 12:28 a.m. on 1700 Catalina Court.
  • Livermore for sex crimes.

Sunday, July 8

  • Two arrests made along 4400 First Street for alleged theft with fictitious checks: an Oakland woman, 19, at 11:41 a.m.; a Hayward woman, 20, at 2:37 p.m.
  • Vandalism cited 12:27 a.m. on 4400 First Street, and 1:45 a.m. on 5800 East Avenue.
  • DUI arrest made 1:42 a.m. on East and Hillcrest avenues.
  • Controlled-substance possession reported 3:33 p.m. on 2300 Chestnut Street.


Rich Buckley July 23, 2012 at 10:05 PM
Hi Kerry, indeed there is a deep and grand diversion at play by powers od darkness that have already lost and want to exit defiantly: (1) http://johnkettler.com/comment-page-824/#comment-20870 It’s a set up. “James Holmes, age 24, is in custody after shooting during a midnight showing of “The Dark Knight Rises” in Aurora, Colo. (Credit: University of Colorado Denver)” James Holmes, will be the Oswald-fall-guy. The shooter on the other hand, who came through the door, was reported to be wearing tactical SWAT outfit from helmet to vest. That should be easy to track down. Colorado is turning into the symbol of death on many levels as Toanaath said on her site on another matter, the “F.U.” index of the Cabal, and serving a higher purpose to try and shape the collective consciousness, the so-called “inception point” I was blabbing on about a few days ago. Look to other mass media events that this will effect. Find the positive somewhere and reinforce the positive. Those are my instincts…(see part two)
Rich Buckley July 23, 2012 at 10:06 PM
Part 2 Those are my instincts… (2) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9aVMfYR8to&feature=youtube_gdata_player (3) http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:zVGvdC5GMmcJ:info.publicintelligence.net/DHS-FBI-TheaterAttacks.pdf+&hl=en&gl=us (4) http://www.veteranstoday.com/2012/07/22/aurora-asking-the-right-questions/  (5) http://americannationalmilitia.com/2012/07/truth-is-sometimes-hidden-right-before-your-eyes/
Rich Buckley July 24, 2012 at 01:31 PM
Part 1 of 2 Update: The Veterans Today link number four (4) above has been removed and is down as of 6:00 am. Gordon Duff is a respected veteran affairs blogger I linked in number 4, who has recenently began releasing critical information "aginst the Cabal's activities." In other words he appears to be taking sides on the side of truth, irrespective of political affiliation. Link (4) four above, was working last night and was an analysis of mainstream media's (MSM) coverage of the Aurora shooting which raised many conflicting questions over the shooter's dress at time of purchasing a ticket. The Cabal has removed his analysis because it came too close to demonstrating the distortions being reported in MSM. This removal is a classified function that all non-MSM bloggers are used to dealing with. The article said (and I interpolate) that the shooter ...according to MSM analysis, bought a ticket dressed in full SWAT gear including throat guard, vests, and helmet... No questions asked. This would mean on the heals of the May 27th FBI advisory (link 2 and 3 above) "to be on the alert for theater terrorist shooters this summer." This would not serve well for the image of Aurora Chief of Police and raise many a question on the veracity of many things in the Denver - Aurora - Waldo Canyon area.
Rich Buckley July 24, 2012 at 01:32 PM
Part 2 of 2 It's all about trying to incite fear in you personally. There are many ways to fight the Cabal. Exposing their evil as it is, an energy they thrive on, is often enough all it takes to cleanse them out. My small way is to "try" to speak truth, rely on intuition, find the center within myself that knows love, and manifest outward positive energies. This sounds hokey and silly, perhapes even weird, but that is a limitation in thinking of our Western culture. What the powers that rule this world want of you more than anything is for you to remain in fear. Their system thrives on division and fear. The great secret they do not want you to understand is, what we "collectively project" in our thoughts and feelings changes our future time line of experiences. We literally collectively create our much of our own future through our thoughts. Incredible? Be fearless, be humble, be loving, seek truth. That's my motto.
Rich Buckley July 24, 2012 at 04:18 PM
Veterans Today blog which was off line completely at 6:00 am is back up with the Martin Maloney article reposted: (4) http://www.veteranstoday.com/2012/07/22/aurora-asking-the-right-questions/ I referred to Gordon Duff who also blogs her, the article is Martin Maloney.


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