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Palo Alto police offer reward for street robber

Original post made on Oct 22, 2008

Palo Alto police are offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of any person responsible for street robberies in the city since June 13, according to Police Agent Dan Ryan.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, October 22, 2008, 2:28 PM

Comments (13)

Posted by Greg K, a resident of Downtown North
on Oct 22, 2008 at 3:53 pm

$2000 to solve a crime spree is kind of a wimpy reward, isn't it? You would think that Caltrain or a big nearby employer like Facebook or HP or the PA Medical Foundation would offer 10 times that much money to solve the case quickly.


Posted by one of the victims, a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Oct 22, 2008 at 4:26 pm

I agree with Greg K. Anything to promote a swift resolution is desirable, especially as there will only be more hours of darkness for a while. Commuters and students (including very young ones) are inevitably going to be on the streets. The culprits are proficient and potentially deadly. It is time for the ENTIRE community to come together to get these punks off the street.

The police could also educate the public on what kinds of self-defense weapons are legal and advisable. Should we all go buy pepper spray?


Posted by Y2K?, a resident of Ventura
on Oct 23, 2008 at 12:17 am

Maybe he'll turn himself in since $2K is more than he's getting by robbery.


Posted by ignored by police, a resident of Ventura
on Oct 23, 2008 at 11:51 am

I live near the Calif Ave train station and I've called the police non-emergency line and requested information about whether they sponsor or get involved in neighborhood watch programs or can advise on the best ways to protect yourself, and I was SHOOED off the phone quite rudely. I also stopped an officer on the street who promised to contact me with that info. NOTHING.

I think its pretty pathetic that the PA Police aren't even willing to help citizens identify the best resources for safety.

(oh, but they do have time to ticket jaywalkers around Univ Ave. That's some real public safety concern!)


Posted by and?, a resident of Charleston Gardens
on Oct 23, 2008 at 12:33 pm

just remember,a person was harassed by a white upper class fellw,and when police arrested innocent african american,they lied and said a personal item was a weapon and charged a 7 figure bail! until you reaolve corporate cand government fascism racism,youre street crimes fall on deaf ears


Posted by jack, a resident of Adobe-Meadows
on Oct 23, 2008 at 1:11 pm

maybe it's because nearby neighbors are useless as witnesses (otherwise they'd have stepped forward), so this reward is really geared toward people who not only personally know of these criminals, but also find $2k to be attractive?


Posted by Resident, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Oct 23, 2008 at 1:51 pm

Where does this $2,000 come from? Is there a fund somewhere, or is it City money or what?


Posted by c you around, a resident of Ventura
on Oct 23, 2008 at 11:52 pm

The last guy who snitched in East Palo Alto moved away (and there was NO reward on that one). He came back about a year later and was killed by orders sent from prison...scary stuff. He was young. He was trying to do the right thing.
There are many warped individuals running amuck, in prison and out. This is just a reality check~in for those of you who think it's easy to report anything, reward or no reward. The thugs who do these types of robberies are someday going to meet their matches right there on the spot. It's just a matter of time and of the right person acting in the heat of the moment defending hisself (herself.)
Hopefully someone will come to their aid and put an end to the wrongdoings. Amen


Posted by fireman, a resident of another community
on Oct 24, 2008 at 9:50 am

Doing the RIGHT thing in Palo Alto will cost you. More than you ever thought possible.
Cost that person his life, kind of like the Childrens Theatre, How many passed away? 2, nice way to spend part of your last days on this earth. Fighting the city abusing you!

It's a matter of pride. Sick!


Posted by fireman, a resident of another community
on Oct 24, 2008 at 9:51 am

Doing the RIGHT thing in Palo Alto will cost you. More than you ever thought possible.
Cost that person his life, kind of like the Childrens Theatre, How many passed away? 2, nice way to spend part of your last days on this earth. Fighting the city abusing you!

It's a matter of pride. Sick!


Posted by annoyd, a resident of another community
on Oct 24, 2008 at 10:06 am

There you go again fireman....apples and oranges. One was a citizen trying to do the right thing and the other was under investigation and died of an illness. Stop inserting your opinions into other peoples posts. I see you started your own post, let people respond to that one if they wish to communicate with you on your topics.


Posted by fireman, a resident of another community
on Oct 25, 2008 at 9:05 am

annoyd: again you have no clue. STRESS KILLS. The City put these people through HELL. You are so blind and heartless, so selfish. And while they were trying to get health care, they had to talk to their lawyers instead.

Annoyd you are a worthless human. Just one more abuser! Cry,cry,cry.
Again do not read my posts. Simple go and beat a baby seal or homeless person. Go wash your KKK hood. The one with the CPA logo on it.

Now lets look at the last months of their lives. Fighting an out of control city, abusing their power. What type of carbon foot print does that leave. One on their neck/throat?

Lets just hope you spend the last mounths of your life this way?

I think an apple is a fruit, An orange also. Not so strange to campare one fruit to another? You might also fit into the fruit loop bowl

Oh and their are both dead! Compare that?

We all know you think you and you gang of thugs are all the same. Abuse your power where you can. Hide behind your computor when you power will not protect you.
Just do not like the man to man. Let your actions speak stuff.

That is O.K you need to hide. I do not.


Posted by annoyed, a resident of another community
on Oct 25, 2008 at 4:05 pm

Are you challenging me to a fight fireman? How old are you? Childish stuff Andrew.


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