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Police hunt for armed man in kidnap-robbery

Original post made on Nov 16, 2009

A 27-year-old Mountain View woman was awoken at gunpoint early Saturday morning after a man entered her apartment through a bedroom window, then forced her to drive to a bank and remove cash, police say.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, November 16, 2009, 11:15 AM

Comments (12)

Posted by Kanank, a resident of Shoreline West
on Nov 16, 2009 at 2:49 pm

I think Apt.Complexes should have video cameras installed so that it helps to identify suspects in cases like this and in addition they need to make sure Apartments are safe and secure from intruders and robbers with good doors and windows. I hope Apartment Owners realize that tenant safety is important as collecting rent and depositing them in the bank.

Posted by SunnyDaysAhead, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Nov 16, 2009 at 8:49 pm

My apartment is on the third floor. This makes me feel safe. I hope I'm not kidding myself.

Best wishes to the victim. It must be horrible to wake up to an intruder with a gun. If you have nightmares or trouble sleeping, please find someone to help you talk it out. Sending you thoughts of peace and safety.

Posted by concerned, a resident of Rex Manor
on Nov 17, 2009 at 3:17 pm

I live in the complex where the fist home invasion happened in September in Mountain View. I hope and pray that the police will find this guy so that we can all live in peace and security without fear that it will happen again.

My thoughts are with the victims and hope that they heal and have a good support system to help them get through this.

Posted by Mr. Big, a resident of The Crossings
on Nov 18, 2009 at 3:29 am

Make sure your secure your windows and doors at all times! Don't just do it at night, you never know when a scumbag will attack. See the other story about the victim attacked at 7 AM.

Also, make sure you are armed, preferably with a shotgun. The sad truth is that not police department in the world can save you from harm. They can investigate, arrest and jail the scumbags, but they can't be there at the time of the crime.

Posted by Angel, a resident of Castro City
on Nov 18, 2009 at 10:02 am

I think MVPD needs to look at the gardeners in some of these incidents some of these gardeners look shady.

Posted by Ruth, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Nov 18, 2009 at 2:13 pm

I'm a single woman, Come on over to my house....I will test my new baseball bat on your skull. :)

Posted by CreekDweller, a resident of Waverly Park
on Nov 18, 2009 at 3:55 pm

Mr. Big,

I mean no disrespect, but you wake up and someone is pointing a gun at you. What do you say, Excuse me, I think I need to get my gun? Stats are that guns owned by homeowners are more often than not used against them in situations like this. I appreciate the sentiment. Nothing would be better than one of these scumbags being blown halfway to Sunnyvale, but it is not what usually happens.

Posted by sly, a resident of Waverly Park
on Nov 18, 2009 at 7:57 pm

to much violent crime in mtn view!!!!!!!! needs to stop!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Hello, a resident of North Whisman
on Nov 19, 2009 at 7:05 am

Haven't you heard? We are the happiest city; therefore, we are not violent. I hope the police catch this guy before one of you take action. Of course make sure it is the right guy. I hate to read that resident shoots family member thinking he was a burglar.

Posted by InquiringMinds, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Nov 19, 2009 at 2:24 pm

Angel - just "looking shady" doesn't make you a suspect. Have you ever heard the saying "you can't judge a book by it's cover"?

Posted by cash, a resident of Shoreline West
on Nov 19, 2009 at 4:23 pm

Too many jobless illegal immigrants

Posted by Angel, a resident of Castro City
on Nov 21, 2009 at 10:30 pm

maybe we shouldn't judge but,
you can inspect.

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