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Man charged in string of 8 Los Altos robberies

Original post made on Jun 3, 2013

A 26-year-old man has been charged in a string of eight robberies in Los Altos since February, including four banks, a liquor store, gas station and pizzeria, Los Altos police said.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, June 3, 2013, 9:20 AM

Comments (12)

Posted by resident, a resident of Los Altos
on Jun 3, 2013 at 10:00 am

Anyone know this perp? Did he grow up in Los Altos? Was he a punk as a kid, too? Glad that he is in jail now. 8 strikes should be plenty to lock him up for life.

Posted by moved on, a resident of Barron Park
on Jun 3, 2013 at 10:17 am

regarding the last comment: difficult to imagine this isn't about drugs because of the massive risk and stupidity...if so, it can and does hit anywhere and anyone, no matter where a person grew up or whether s/he was a 'punk' when younger...the 'nicest' kids from the 'best' families are threatening to kill their parents and siblings, robbing them all blind, getting felony records. despite massive intelligence and because of massive arrogance and individualism, PA and LAH may take longer to wake up to this fact and begin to come together as a community to tackle drugs than some of the less well-heeled areas. we know. we moved on and are part of a vibrant community taking it on...

Posted by Cur Mudgeon, a resident of Greenmeadow
on Jun 3, 2013 at 10:51 am

What!!! Crime? In Los Altos?

Posted by Searcher I, a resident of Adobe-Meadows
on Jun 3, 2013 at 10:58 am

google his name for a photo

Posted by mug shot, a resident of Los Altos
on Jun 3, 2013 at 11:08 am

Yes, the police department has released a mug shot. No idea why the newspaper choose not to print it.

Posted by Felicity, a resident of Los Altos
on Jun 3, 2013 at 11:17 am

Moved On is dead on.

Posted by pearl, a resident of another community
on Jun 3, 2013 at 2:27 pm


Posted by me, a resident of Los Altos
on Jun 3, 2013 at 3:30 pm

Another paper said he went to Los Altos High and St. Francis and was working for RJ Dailey construction

Posted by resident, a resident of Los Altos
on Jun 3, 2013 at 4:26 pm

The Mercury-News has his mugshot and more information about his background: Web Link

Posted by Abe Mitchell, a resident of Meadow Park
on Jun 4, 2013 at 3:22 am

[Post removed by Palo Alto Online staff.]

Posted by Los altos, a resident of Los Altos
on Jun 7, 2013 at 10:57 pm

I went to school with the kid and known his family forever. Very nice kid and family. Thomas got into drugs and like any person, it makes them someone else. He will have to figure his stuff out in jail.

Posted by Jessica, a resident of Los Altos
on Jun 14, 2013 at 4:24 pm

He went to my middle school and was into partying back then. [Portion removed by Palo Alto Online staff.] He came from a very nice family and has two great brothers.

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