Adult book store robbed at gunpoint

Two men carrying guns held up the adult video and book store on West El Camino Real shortly before 11:20 p.m. on July 2, police said.

The men came into the store wielding semi-automatic handguns and demanded that the cashier fork over the money in the register, said Jaime Garrett, spokeswoman for the Mountain View Police Department.

The cashier complied, and the men fled out of the back door of VCO Adult Videos, located at 1063 W. El Camino Real, Garrett said. The men had their faces obscured by some kind of mask. They wore black sweatshirts, dark pants and dark shoes.

The robbers also took a cell phone. The amount of money stolen was not disclosed.

The store has security footage which detectives are currently reviewing, Garrett said.

The same store was robbed in December by a man who said he had a gun in his pocket.


Posted by concerned, a resident of Jackson Park
on Jul 5, 2011 at 5:09 pm

Evil place bringing evil people!

This "store" should be put out of business!

Posted by BD, a resident of Cuesta Park
on Jul 5, 2011 at 6:24 pm

Maybe it should be put out of business, but not due to robbery! No one deserves to be a victim of a crime.

Posted by The Eye, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jul 5, 2011 at 10:59 pm

The Eye is a registered user.

Lighten up, everyone. Is that a gun in your pocket, or are you just happy to rob me?

Posted by Wacky, a resident of Castro City
on Jul 6, 2011 at 5:43 am

Too bad, I voted this as "Best place to buy porn in MV".

Posted by whocares, a resident of Cuesta Park
on Jul 6, 2011 at 7:46 am

That pretty sad if your a robber, that needs a partner just to knock off a Adult video store. They will have to spit maybe 500 bucks, which won't even pay for the masks and guns.
Isn't there a taco bell accross the street? That would have paid better, awww, can't even break the law properly. It will be on 'worlds dumbest criminals' soon enough.

Posted by Hardin, a resident of Cuesta Park
on Jul 6, 2011 at 9:36 am

Of the $500 stolen, no doubt most of it was in quarters...

Posted by gcoladon, a resident of North Whisman
on Jul 6, 2011 at 2:17 pm

gcoladon is a registered user.

I wonder if the cashier was armed.

Posted by Mr Advice, a resident of Blossom Valley
on Jul 8, 2011 at 6:35 am

Satan was looking in the window.

Posted by Zap, a resident of Shoreline West
on Jul 8, 2011 at 3:57 pm

@ "concerned": "Evil place bringing evil people!"??? Whether you're a conservative "churchie" or just a control freak, QUIT TRYING TO FORCE YOUR MORALS ONTO THE REST OF US. You do your thing, and I'll do mine.

Posted by Mr hands, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jul 9, 2011 at 6:00 pm

Who buys pr0n in mountain view I mean really? We all haz teh free googlez

Posted by Jester, a resident of Waverly Park
on Jul 12, 2011 at 2:38 pm

"@ "concerned": "Evil place bringing evil people!"??? Whether you're a conservative "churchie" or just a control freak, QUIT TRYING TO FORCE YOUR MORALS ONTO THE REST OF US. You do your thing, and I'll do mine."


Enough already with the whining..."Concerned" was doing nothing more than voicing an opinion, which since I last checked, is permissible in this forum. He/she isn't forcing you to do anything.

If you can't handle another person's opinion, I suggest you grow a thicker skin or get off the internet, because I got news for you...EVERYONE has an opinion on the internet....

QQ less, you'll live longer.

Posted by Sandy, a resident of Sylvan Park
on Jul 12, 2011 at 4:36 pm

As a woman I am greatly offended by these so called shops. I believe porn only encourages the belief that women are nothing more than objects to be used. This leads to an increase in violent crimes against women.
Did you hear about the recent incident in San Francisco where a man burst into flames in a porn shop??? Look it up...
I agree with the poster "Concerned" evil place indeed!

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