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Armed man robs Wells Fargo bank

Original post made on May 23, 2013

A masked robber armed with a gun made off with an undisclosed amount of cash yesterday after robbing a Wells Fargo bank branch near the corner of Miramonte Avenue and Cuesta Drive in the Blossom Valley Shopping Center, according to police.

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Posted by Mr Advice, a resident of Blossom Valley
on May 23, 2013 at 8:53 pm

B of A in MV has an armed guard in front, 1/2 block away from Wells Fargo, looks like it paid off.

Posted by AC, a resident of another community
on May 24, 2013 at 3:11 pm

AC is a registered user.

@ Mr Advice,

This wasn't the downtown branch. Blossom Valley Shopping Center is near Cuesta Park.

Posted by Liz, a resident of Old Mountain View
on May 24, 2013 at 4:42 pm

Crime is getting out of hand in Mountain View. I used to feel safe here not anymore.

Posted by nervous, a resident of Blossom Valley
on May 24, 2013 at 5:21 pm

my roomate came home and said this was happening.. i dont feel safe in mv anymore... a clerk told me too that houses in the area were also being broken into.. its scary.. ;(

Posted by RezEDent, a resident of Cuernavaca
on May 25, 2013 at 12:56 pm

This area is expensive. There is extreme wealth amongst us and this drives up the cost of living for all of us. There is also poverty and people who are surviving on the fringes of this Silicon Valley dreamland. There is NO EXCUSE for crime, and I am not defending this criminal. Just saying that this is a symptom of a wider problem.

Posted by Please, a resident of Cuernavaca
on May 25, 2013 at 6:42 pm

C'mon "ResEDent", spare me. The problem you cite has existed throughout time, and worldwide. Nobody is forced to live in Silicon Valley. If I couldn't afford to live here at the livestyle I desire, I'd go somewhere less expensive.

There are much larger income gaps (and less opportunity to "make it") in other countries. If a poor person used a gun to try to rob a bank in China or Saudi do you think that would turn out?

And the "symptom" you cite is also arguable. Many criminals use their spoils to pay for drugs or indulgences; not for rent or college for their kids.

Posted by Mark, a resident of Old Mountain View
on May 28, 2013 at 9:54 am

Either way you look at it, crime is up in MV. Home and commercial robberies are on the rise during daylight hours. People should be more concerned and should be more vigilent!

Where is MVPD? Should they be working on preventing these crimes instead of writing revenue generating traffic tickets?