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Robber snatches woman's necklace

A 25-year-old Mountain View woman was robbed of her gold necklace Thursday evening while in the 2000 block of Latham Street, police said.

On July 7 at about 5:50 p.m., a man approached the woman, who was sitting outside of a residence on Latham Street, according to Mountain View police spokeswoman Jaime Garrett.

Without saying anything, the man grabbed hold of the woman's necklace, ripped it from her neck and fled, Garrett said. The man, who was wearing a baseball cap, dark T-shirt and dark pants, was last seen running west on Latham Street.

Police set up a perimeter around the area where the robbery occurred but did not apprehend any suspects, she said.

The necklace, valued at around $300, had a pendant.

Comments

Posted by very sad, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jul 8, 2011 at 12:13 pm

So sad when it is not safe to sit outside your own home in broad daylight.


Posted by George, a resident of Rex Manor
on Jul 8, 2011 at 2:27 pm

It is such P.C..... Damn well time to end that stuff.

Was the suspect White, Mexican (Hispanic), Black ? Was he short or tall, was he thin, medium or fat ???

Come on, tell us....


Posted by DJ, a resident of Waverly Park
on Jul 8, 2011 at 2:40 pm

You ask us for subscription money, but you will not report the full news. By not telling us the full description of the suspects, you are just helping the criminals keep committing crimes in Mountain View. I wonder if you got robber whether you would give the police a full description. Of course you would, so why don't you do the same for us.


Posted by Jesse, a resident of Castro City
on Jul 8, 2011 at 2:53 pm

Is this near the Day Worker Center?


Posted by Getting Angry, a resident of Cuesta Park
on Jul 8, 2011 at 3:00 pm

OK, be on the look out for...a man in everyday clothes. No other description is available? REALLY!?!?!
People can now walk right up to you in front of your house, snatch things off your body and there won't be any REAL descrioption of the perpetrator?
I call that aiding and abedding by whoever is withholding this information...looking at you MV Police and MV Voice.


Posted by Ron, a resident of Waverly Park
on Jul 8, 2011 at 3:14 pm

This IS truly ridiculous. Dark hair? blonde? Fat? Tall? Skin color? General clothing? The very fact that you did not mention skin color will mean that everyone will assume race anyway, since you would almost certainly mention it if he were white. With this amount of information I am surprised you mentioned male or female to avoid being sexist!


Posted by Andrea Gemmet, Mountain View Voice Editor
on Jul 8, 2011 at 3:27 pm

Andrea Gemmet is a registered user.

Sorry folks, but the police were unable to provide us with additional details of the suspect description, other than he was of "medium" height and build.


Posted by What's Up With That?, a resident of Monta Loma
on Jul 8, 2011 at 3:34 pm

Great...the necklace is ripped from her neck but she can't describe who took it? Come on! Perhaps the Police are too PC at the expense of those they serve! This is ridiculous!


Posted by Sparty, a resident of Shoreline West
on Jul 8, 2011 at 6:40 pm

again?

I'm still waiting. Me and my Austrian friend. We'll call him Mr. Glock.


Posted by The Eye, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jul 8, 2011 at 11:31 pm

The Eye is a registered user.

This story didn't need to be any longer than:

"A 25-year-old Mountain View woman was robbed of her gold necklace Thursday evening while in the 2000 block of Latham Street, police said."

It could have even been shortened to:

"Woman. Robbed. Gold Necklace. Latham Street."

...and we'd have all the details we need, sadly.


Posted by willow, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jul 9, 2011 at 12:12 pm

maybe the pawn shop 'we buy gold' on latham should be watched closer


Posted by Old Ben, a resident of Shoreline West
on Jul 9, 2011 at 8:42 pm

This is completely irresponsible journalism. Demand a description from the MVPD. We ought to fire the lot of them and legalize open carry for law-abiding citizens. They're more worried about their compensation and pensions than they are about the common good.


Posted by willoiw, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jul 10, 2011 at 2:53 pm

call in the gaurdian angel's...arnold swargenegger is unavailable..booked on 'dancing with the stars'


Posted by Justin, a resident of Whisman Station
on Jul 10, 2011 at 4:47 pm

With the current price of gold I bet this starts happening more and more.


Posted by @OldBen, a resident of North Whisman
on Jul 11, 2011 at 11:21 am

@OldBen: The police don't have a better suspect description because the victim couldn't give them one.


Posted by deleted, a resident of another community
on Jul 11, 2011 at 4:08 pm

MVPD deleted my comment on their facebook page saying it was outrageous that they'll letting the area across the street from Castro school become a free-crime zone.

Must have be the officer assigned to the head-in-sand division is also their facebook guy.


Posted by Jenn, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jul 11, 2011 at 6:07 pm

Why not place security cameras on some of the buildings on Latham. I loved there as a single woman (to the tune of $1000 a month by the way) and I never felt safe walking my dog down the street.

I suggest some of the slumlords around there do something to help catch these thieves.


Posted by Jesse, a resident of Castro City
on Jul 11, 2011 at 6:20 pm

Jenn- "Loved" to the tune of $1,000? So prostitution is also rampant on Latham?


Posted by Get A Life, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jul 12, 2011 at 9:52 am

It looks like the same person is creating many bogus IDs just to complain about Mexicans.


Posted by Jenn, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jul 13, 2011 at 12:58 pm

*lived*

jerk.


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