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Armed Robbery, Carjacking Reported In Alamo – Porsche Taken

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Police have recovered a white Porsche Boxter taken during an armed robbery at Stone Valley Road at Danville Blvd. around 2:20 p.m. Monday, a thief described as a Hispanic male adult displaying a handgun in order to take the car.

Deputy Sheriffs were dispatched to a report of an armed robbery in a shopping center located in the 3100 block of Danville Boulevard in Alamo, according to a sheriff’s spokesman. Investigators said the victim’s husband called in to report that his wife had been carjacked and her car – a white colored convertible, 2-door, 2015 Porsche Boxster with California license plate 7JEE656 – had been taken.

Deputies determined that the woman was sitting in the driver’s seat of her vehicle with the door open when the suspect forced her out of the car at gunpoint, entered the car and drove away. The victim was not harmed.

Law enforcement agencies were notified to be on the lookout for the stolen vehicle. Reports that the car was seen heading south on Interstate 680 and then west on I-580 could not be immediately confirmed.

UPDATE: Police reportedly sighted and briefly pursued this car moments ago (8:35 p.m., Monday) on westbound I-80 before terminating their chase. The car turned up again Tuesday morning, ultimately crashing on I-880 in Oakland after being driven at high speed on the right hand shoulder and colliding with a big rig, spinning out of control and rear-ending a truck. Witnesses said two people jumped out of the car and ran into the neighborhood – where they were picked up by another vehicle and driven from the area. 

Anyone with any information on this incident is asked to contact the Office of the Sheriff at (925) 646-2441. For any tips, call (866) 846 -3592 to leave an anonymous voice message or email: tips@so.cccounty.us

22 COMMENTS

  1. What , we have thugs now waiting in the previously safe Alamo Shopping Center waiting to pounce on locals with their nice cars?
    I’ll be really curious to hear whether this guy was illegally in the country or not. He’s probably now driving openly around in a sanctuary City?

  2. I see people like this woman all the time, sitting ducks in their fancy cars, engine running, poking at the stupid (no, not a smart) phone, oblivious to the world around them. Situational awareness, folks, it could save your life, even out in the “safe” ‘burbs.

    • True, Candy, though we don’t know the level of distraction (if any) the victim in this case was displaying at the time of the carjacking. In many cases, it is impossible to head off the approach of a person bent on confronting you, displaying a weapon, and making off with your car. They are “blitz” robberies and they are meant to be carried out quickly while negating the possibility of a victim taking defensive action. Often, there’s little that can be done except to turn over the item the bad guy wants. But, yes, some hyper vigilance can help you steer clear of those situations in the first place.

  3. As I thought, it is the Viking hordes. Rampaging, pillaging. Viking dogs and cats frollicking together and then returning safely to their sanctuary cities at night only to return to our fair villages the next day for another fancy car. If only we had a precedent who could deal ruthlessly with these people regardless of the niceties of legal process. I say why torture them when you can legally water board them. Get some answers. Any answers. Find a scapegoat and hang it in the city square! We will all feel better.

  4. I understand Cindy’s point, but I don’t think it applies here. The guy had a gun. If he has a gun, it doesn’t what you’re doing, or where you’re at. Situational awareness is common sense, but it won’t take away his gun or keep him from using it if you don’t comply.

    As far as the door being open, maybe she was just getting in or out of her car. We all do it daily.

  5. Why blame anyone in a fancy car or fancy home for not being on the lookout for an armed robber? This kind of behavior is still an outlier. It is wise to be alert, but let’s not lose track of who the predator is, who the victim is, and what kind of behavior we expect. Do we blame a person who is mentally deficient when his knapsack is stolen? Do we blame the attractive woman for being raped? I hope not.

  6. Hopefully damaged enough to be totaled, and car new enough to qualify for a new replacement. The only thing worse than getting a car stolen is getting it back and dealing with the damaged goods.

    • That’s why we buy ours used, already dented and full of bullet holes…it doesn’t hurt as much when we pick up a door ding at TJ’s…

    • It appears not. Lately, we’ve seen several cases where folks in stolen cars appear to be making “Thunder Runs” at high speed along our highways instead of going to ground – which was normal procedure not so long ago.

  7. The criminals these days are very bold in California because there’s not a whole lot of consequences for their bad actions. They actually gain prestige and popularity among themselves for their actions.
    California has tied the arms of law enforcement, and the judicial system turns every criminal loose, under the guise of some sort of social fairness.

  8. I don’t think armed robbery is a crime whose penalties have been reduced recently. Not sure I follow your logic. I blame the parents of violent criminals. Morality aside, if you want to reduce crime, start punishing parents for their kids’ crimes. Alternatively, and more morally defensibly, start rewarding parents of at-risk children (from birth) for enforcing behaviors known to be associated with being a law abiding citizen later in life (e.g., read to kids, do your homework, show up for school, follow rules, model self reliance).

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