Mountain View Voice

For the Record - October 12, 2012

Crime Briefs

Pedestrian hit by car

A 26-year-old woman was hit by a car while attempting to cross Moffett Boulevard on Oct. 3 at about 5:30 p.m., police said. She was not severely injured but complained of pain.

The woman was hit by a driver turning from left from Central Avenue onto Moffett, according to Sgt. Sean Thompson, public information officer for the Mountain View Police Department.

The woman had the right of way, Thompson said, and the driver of the car failed to yield. Neither drugs nor alcohol were a factor in the collision, he said.

Bank robbery

A man disguised in a wig stole an undisclosed amount of money from the California Bank and Trust on W. El Camino Real near Castro Street on the afternoon of Oct. 5, police said.

According to Sgt. Sean Thompson, public information officer for the Mountain View Police Department, 911 operators received a call at 2:19 p.m. that a black man wearing a long-haired wig waited in line at the bank, and when he got to the front of the line, vaulted over the counter, grabbed some cash from the register and ran out of the bank. Police are still looking for the man.

Car on fire

A car caught fire sometime shortly before 2:30 p.m. on Oct. 5 in the 500 block of Castro St., police said.

Mountain View police public information officer Sgt. Sean Thompson said investigators are not releasing any more information about the blaze, which is listed as an arson on the website CrimeReports.com.

The fire was reported a little more than 10 minutes after a bank robbery was reported three blocks away at the California Bank and Trust on W. El Camino Real. Thompson would not comment on whether investigators believe the two are related.

Car hits cycling kid

An eighth-grade boy was hit by a car on the morning of Oct. 5 while riding his bike to Graham Middle School, a mother of another Graham student said. The collision was confirmed by Mountain View police.

Police did not have much information on the incident, as the case is still under investigation, according to Sgt. Sean Thompson, public information officer for the MVPD.

However, the mother, who asked not to be identified, said the boy broke his wrist.

—Nick Veronin

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