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Man held at knifepoint loses cash, property in RV robbery

Original post made on Nov 18, 2021

Five people who were armed with knives robbed a man in his recreational vehicle in Palo Alto during the wee hours of Nov. 11, police said Wednesday.

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Posted by Lana Berkowitz
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Nov 18, 2021 at 7:31 am

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Was the location where this crime was committed a site where other RVs are parked?

Though some Palo Alto residents are anti-RV, being parked among other transient RV dwellers would seemingly ensure additional safety in numbers.

A crime of this nature would probably not have occurred along ECR because of heightened visibility + other RV residents might have noticed and reported the crime being perpetrated.

The RV community needs to be united and grouped together, kind of like covered wagons in a circle to provide some degree of safety for the inhabitants.

If transient RVs are going to be relegated to the outskirts of Palo Alto, additional police patrols will be needed.

In the meantime, the RVs should be allowed to park wherever there is adequate space providing they are not situated in a No Parking zone.

And if the RVs are capable of being mobile, why not allow them to park anywhere (i.e. shopping center parking lots) after store hours providing the RVs resituate in the morning prior to store openings?

The RV issue is not a complicated one.

Posted by Online Name
a resident of Embarcadero Oaks/Leland
on Nov 18, 2021 at 9:40 am

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I love these PAPD "alerts" asking for leads about crimes that happened a week earlier., especially since they send each one out 4 times!

If they can't get these "alerts" out earlier, why bother at all?

Posted by peppered
a resident of Community Center
on Nov 18, 2021 at 10:26 am

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@Online Name: Couldn't agree more!
The alerts asking for more info should go out the same day, if not the same hour.

Posted by Lisapk
a resident of Crescent Park
on Nov 18, 2021 at 5:22 pm

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Is there a fund to help this victim? Would like to donate something if there is. Thanks.

Posted by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Nov 19, 2021 at 5:15 pm

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WOW - That is close to home. Many RV's park on Fabian Way which I thought was a good place to be. Guess not. What is worse is that Fabian Way is one of the streets bordering the JCC/Oshman Center as well as a high school. So we have allowed RV's to park in a location close to a high school and retirement home which is now an invitation to gangs. And the bike bridge is going to open at the end of the street where people will be on bikes - children, adults. Time to re-think what we are doing here. Note than in Redwood City the RV park is across the street from the sheriff's station. Maybe not pretty but SAFE. East side of 101. Removed from hustle of commerce.
Everyone has an expectation of being safe. We need a sheriff's office at Cubberley which is close to provide support. Or a police substation in some of the empty buildings on Fabian. An obvious need that has to be filled.