Police searching for four suspects in armed robbery Crimes & Incidents, posted by Editor, Danville Weekly Online, on Sep 24, 2010 at 4:36 pm
Police are searching for four suspects believed to be involved in an armed robbery at Home Consignment Center where an undisclosed amount of jewelry was taken and employees and customers were sprayed with pepper spray.
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Posted by Lonna Corder, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Sep 24, 2010 at 4:36 pm
Thank goodness no one was seriously injured physically. How terrifying for everyone involved, at 10:30 there are only women an small children shopping. We never know when our life can take a bizarre turn.
Posted by LMP, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Sep 27, 2010 at 8:47 am
You're right on, Harry. These people are cowards who only prey on the defenseless. If they thought someone would turn pepper spray, or preferably something more lethal, on them, it would never have happened.
Posted by Janet Calhoon, a resident of another community, on Sep 27, 2010 at 11:35 am
To my favorite jeweler, I hope you are alright after this ordeal and I pray that justice is brought to these scums. Thank goodness you and all the customers were not seriously injured. Your client from Lodi, Janet
Posted by Get Involved, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Sep 27, 2010 at 12:26 pm
What a most unfortunate incident in our town by these thugs. Harry brings up an interesting point though regarding arms . IF we were all armed do you think these types would go elsewhere to commit the crime?
Seriously, we need to be continually vigilant and when we see suspicious individuals in OUR neighborhood get involved and call the police. Don't put the rose colored glasses on and think it can't happen here. If something looks out of place go with your gut.
Posted by Jake, a resident of the Alamo neighborhood, on Sep 27, 2010 at 5:45 pm
Most unfortunate. Crime happens when the criminal believes he can get away with it, either at the scene or later in the court! We can debate how to prevent it, however, unless we change something the results will be the same; more crime.
Posted by Rose, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Sep 27, 2010 at 6:20 pm
Interesting that the THUGS now think they can get away with this crap in our town!! More interesting....they just did!! The last time I referred to a THUG as a THUG...I was called bad names here...hum,,, wow, news spreads fast in THUG land!
Posted by not scared, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Sep 28, 2010 at 3:27 am
redidents of danville. the crime coming into our community has been steadily increasing over the last few years. the fact that criminals know most people here are easy targets make it more and more unsafe for everyone. if the jewelry store had an armed trained gaurd maybe things would have been different. what will it take for the community to get more involved and try and become more alert, aware and prepared. having a night time invasion with a criminal aiming a loaded weapon at your loved ones head and possibly pulling the trigger should not be the wake up call in danville that gets people to be proactive in healthy steps towards crime prevention. forming neighborhood watch groups, having weekly community meetings and , yes having designated trained armed citizens on your block might be a necassary action. sure not everybody needs a gun but having some people have them who are trained and ready to use them if the need arises is better then relying on the police for everything. lets all do our part instead of slamming each other here in this forum.
Posted by Jim, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Sep 29, 2010 at 8:17 am
This is a dated article with no updates. Have the police made any progress in locating / identifying suspects? Need update on ths case.
Businesses, unfortunately, need to update (or even initially install) security equipment within their business as well as OUTSIDE entrances.
Not as complex or expensive as one might thing. Just around the corner from the Conignment Store is COSTCO ... for a few hundred dollars one can purchase a multi-camera system.
The police can only do so much. They need our help, also. How many times do we cases where cameras identify the criminals & make it easier to prosecute.
Word gets around; many criminals are dumb .... but many aren't totally stupid. A business with no visible cameras or security is ripe for picking. Help law enforcement help us. Upgrade the security ... this will help scare off all but the dumb criminals.