Man uses garden shears in Palo Alto cab robbery Crimes & Incidents, posted by Editor, Palo Alto Online, on Jul 24, 2008 at 4:56 pm
A man saying he was ill and needed to be taken to Stanford Hospital had a Good Samaritan pay a cab driver to take him to the hospital from the Shell station on Embarcadero Road in Palo Alto last Saturday afternoon. But the man wasn't ill -- he was a robber.
Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, July 24, 2008, 4:40 PM
Posted by Tom, a resident of the Duveneck/St. Francis neighborhood, on Jul 24, 2008 at 6:56 pm
Wait a minute!! This happened last Saturday but did not show up on the police log until Wednesday? Sounds like sloppy PAPD procedures!! Did they not want anyone to know about another crime in Palo Alto?
Posted by Resident, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood, on Jul 24, 2008 at 8:00 pm
Probably for the same reason bank tellers and post officer tellers don't have bullet proof glass between them and the customers. It is time to put protection of the cabbies and the tellers before the feely good atmosphere that offers no protection.
Posted by Sinclair, a resident of the Old Palo Alto neighborhood, on Jul 25, 2008 at 12:40 pm
Hey Tom from Duveneck, maybe it didn't show up on the blotter until Wednesday because the cab driver didn't report it until then. Maybe not, but just a reasonable possibility before slamming the police department and accuing them of being sloppy intentionally withholding information. I don't know, seems reasonable. Enough for me not to be so critical without having all the facts. Oh well.
Posted by Quit blaming the PAPD, a resident of the South of Midtown neighborhood, on Jul 25, 2008 at 12:47 pm
Tom: Quit blaming the PAPD for everything. How do you know the paper simply didn't choose to print the police log until Wednesday? The Post doesn't have weekend editions. The PA Daily doesn't print on Mondays. The Weekly only has editions on Wednesday and Friday. On Tuesday the the PADN may choose to print other City's Police logs so therefore it wouldn't be printed until Wednesday.
Posted by Tim, a resident of the Downtown North neighborhood, on Jul 29, 2008 at 4:23 am
Why is everyone so focused on the police, let's focus on the criminal. We need to work together to stop the bad people doing these bad things in our community and help the police, not slam them. Cops are imperfect humans like everyone else, but they do a hard job I certainly don't want to. We all need to do our part and keep our eyes open and report crimes to the police to help them out.