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Burglars strike jewelry store, take $50K in gold, silver

Original post made on Nov 20, 2021

Three people took an estimated $50,000 in gold and silver from a downtown Palo Alto jewelry store in a brazen smash-and-grab burglary early Thursday morning, police Lt. Con Maloney said.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, November 19, 2021, 4:26 PM

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Posted by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Nov 20, 2021 at 9:01 am

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WOW - this just keeps happening. If people want to put expensive items in windows then they need to up their security with a pull down iron fence that prevents people from breaking in. I think their insurance company will demand that they and others implement more hard line security. Cameras are ineteresting but people can obvioulsy avoid recognition by cameras. Do we need more police substations across the city? We have obvious problems downtown after hours and at the Cubberly location.


Posted by AlexDeLarge
a resident of Midtown
on Nov 21, 2021 at 9:32 am

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'Tis the season for the criminal class...


Posted by Online Name
a resident of Embarcadero Oaks/Leland
on Nov 21, 2021 at 12:28 pm

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Indeed. This weekend 80 looters invaded the Walnut Creek Nordstrom's with 3 arrested, 8 or 10 stores looted and/or trashed at Union Square in San Francisco.

And the jerk who stabbed a 7/1 clerk in San Mateo County, a repeat offender, gets a measly 1 yr in jail.


Posted by Ryan
a resident of Barron Park
on Nov 21, 2021 at 9:33 pm

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They don't have a better suspect description? This is like saying "They were humans"


Posted by Bystander
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Nov 22, 2021 at 12:03 pm

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With what has been happening over the past couple of days in the Bay Area, will we be put under curfew again?

After all, it has happened before and the question has to be asked.


Posted by felix
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Nov 22, 2021 at 5:46 pm

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A curfew would be illegal, punishing an entire city of innocent people, none of whom are involved in these smash, grab and runs which have been going on for years around here, mainly at Stanford Shopping Center but sometimes downtown.


Posted by Professor Z
a resident of Esther Clark Park
on Nov 22, 2021 at 9:09 pm

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It is most peculiar that the jewelry was not in a safe. I never heard of a jewelry store that left its stock in glass cases overnight.


Posted by Seer
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Nov 23, 2021 at 11:39 pm

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Defund the cops is going to be a winning slogan come election time. We need outreach efforts to find proto-criminals and criminals and distract them for a while ... from their criminality. Meanwhile, too many criminals are spending too much time in jail, so keep it under $1000per grab or car break, and "no foul, no crime". Lower those standards because lower is higher or something.


Posted by eileen
a resident of College Terrace
on Nov 24, 2021 at 3:46 am

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Someone will be shot and killed unless these, "grab and go", organized gang-related robberies are not stopped!

The organizers are making out like bandits!


Posted by A Person
a resident of Southgate
on Nov 26, 2021 at 8:03 am

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At least they have good taste.


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