Investigators aren’t saying why they were singled out but they did say the family terrorized in a frightening home invasion-style robbery on Via Granada were not chosen at random.
Sources close to the ongoing investigation into a case which rocked the tiny town when news first broke here Thursday won’t say what led a trio of masked and armed robbers to the suburban home behind Campolindo High School – but did say the robbers took cash, credit cards, jewelry and guns with them when they left.
“(The) key thing for folks to know is that this family was targeted and we have no reason to believe anyone else in Town should be overly concerned about this happening to them,” Police Chief Robert Priebe told NEWS24/680 Friday.
Asked if Moraga’s robbery had been linked to a crime in Danville earlier this week in which a car of similar description to one used in Thursday’s incident was involved and a gun brandished, Priebe said: “We have nothing to indicate a connection to the Danville (crime).”
Police said one of the credit cards taken in the robbery was later used in an undisclosed nearby city and that investigators are following up on that and other leads.
Neighbors contacting this site in the wake of the crime said they were taken aback by news of the incident and characterized the robbery as counter to the suburban nature of the neighborhood.
“Maybe some kids burning rubber, drinking and acting up on weekends,” one neighbor, who requested anonymity, said of the area. “Nothing like this. We saw the police cars going up there and we knew whatever it was had to be serious.”
Police said no one was physically injured in Thursday’s robbery.