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Four teens arrested for Stanford Shopping Center robbery

Original post made on Apr 5, 2022

Palo Alto police arrested four teenagers on Monday evening after they allegedly attempted to carjack a woman and robbed her at Stanford Shopping Center, the department said in a press release.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, April 5, 2022, 9:44 AM

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Posted by Annette
a resident of College Terrace
on Apr 5, 2022 at 12:40 pm

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A little while later on the same night: Chief Jonsen was made his case to keep encryption.


Posted by Online Name
a resident of Embarcadero Oaks/Leland
on Apr 5, 2022 at 12:53 pm

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This happened on Monday and now, today, PAPD is asking for information on the incident. As Dave Price noted in his sensible remarks to the City Council last night, waiting for the PAPD press releases to be drafted, approved and sent out to the general public is hardly the most productive approach.


Posted by John
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Apr 5, 2022 at 5:54 pm

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Posted by Jennifer
a resident of another community
on Apr 5, 2022 at 6:43 pm

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When sitting alone inside your vehicle, be sure to lock your doors. Odd that they couldn't get the car started. They had the keys.


Posted by Leslie York
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Apr 6, 2022 at 4:55 am

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Will the suspects be tried as adults?


Posted by Bystander
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Apr 6, 2022 at 11:02 am

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First thing I would do is take away their licenses or their ability to get one for several years.

Driving is a privilege that should be taken away from teens and a 5 year delay in getting one for those under 16 may give them a wake up call.

Then if they commit a crime involving driving a car they can be charged with driving without a license too!


Posted by Online Name
a resident of Embarcadero Oaks/Leland
on Apr 6, 2022 at 11:44 am

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@Bystander, that's actually a brilliant idea since they'd actually experience some punishment for their crimes while waiting for their cases to come to trial and then getting off with a slap on the wrist.


Posted by John
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Apr 6, 2022 at 2:48 pm

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The fact that ppl think the loss of a license would matter to felons, or that driving without it would be “prosecuted” is just a sign of how far from the reality of “California 2022” most people dwell. Guys, crime is basically legal. Especially for juveniles. Voters made sure of that


Posted by Jennifer
a resident of another community
on Apr 6, 2022 at 7:52 pm

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Taking away their driver's license wouldn't do any good, especially if they attempted to carjack a woman. So they'll carjack more often. You don't need a license to drive. You need one to drive legally. They were arrested for robbery and attempted carjacking. I don't think they're too concerned about a driver's license. Or the law.


Posted by Fritzie Blue
a resident of Stanford
on Apr 6, 2022 at 11:21 pm

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Does Shopping Center plan to step up security? What is being done so that shoppers will feel safer? Criminals please note: some of us carry stun guns and are not afraid to use them.


Posted by Leslie York
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Apr 7, 2022 at 5:09 am

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"a 5 year delay in getting one for those under 16 may give them a wake up call."

A 5-year prison sentence (if convicted) would wake these felons up, too. You can't drive while you're sitting in a jail cell.

The perps were on foot. How did they make it from Oakland to Palo Alto? Caltrain? I don't think a driver's license much matters to them.

"Criminals please note: some of us carry stun guns and are not afraid to use them."

You can't expect grandma to pack a stun gun just to go shopping at Stanford shopping center or anywhere else.


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