Mountain View Voice

News - February 25, 2011

Crime briefs

Pair takes iPod from boy

A 13-year-old boy was robbed of his iPod Touch in front of Clyde's Liquors, shortly after 3 p.m. on Feb. 18, police said.

Liz Wylie, Mountain View police spokeswoman, said that two men approached the boy after walking out of the liquor store, located at 239 West El Camino Real. One of the men had his hand in a jacket pocket and told the boy he was carrying a gun, although no weapon was ever seen.

The boy gave them his iPod and the men fled in a brown vehicle of an undetermined make and model, Wylie said.

The liquor store's video surveillance hard drive was full, and did not record any of the incident. The robbers appeared to be in their 20s.

The boy, who he was on his way home from a friend's house, was not injured but was "shaken up," Wylie said.

Burglars take TV, DVD player

A television and a DVD player were taken from a home in the 800 block of San Vernon Avenue on the evening of Feb. 18, police said.

According to Liz Wylie, spokeswoman for Mountain View police, a locked sliding glass door was pried open.

The TV and DVD player were valued at $250 and $100 respectively. Nothing else was taken.

Police are investigating the crime.

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