Woman tased in movie mugging

Police are looking for a group of teenagers who robbed two women at gunpoint Thursday night in the Shoreline movie theater parking lot. One woman was stunned with a stun gun.

"They ordered the women on the ground at gunpoint and demanded their purses," said police spokesperson Liz Wylie. "The victims were complying but one was stunned with a stun gun." She was slightly burned, but declined medical attention.

Police say that three teenage boys wearing all black approached the women, who were talking next to their car, at 10:15 p.m., Wylie said. One suspect had a black handgun and another had a stun gun.

The suspects fled south in a silver four-door Honda Civic on Shoreline Boulevard, taking two purses with credit cards, driver's licenses, a little bit of cash and an iPod Nano. All three suspects are described as Hispanic, between the ages of 16 and 18, and wearing all black. The one who carried the gun is described as short and stocky. The other two are described as being of medium height and medium build.

The female victims were a 24-year-old from Mountain View and a 30-year-old from Los Gatos.

Police can be contacted anonymously at (650) 903-6344.


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Posted by Newton
a resident of North Whisman
on Sep 29, 2009 at 12:55 pm

Oh, some real tough guys huh? Targeting two women alone in a parking lot. I need to start hanging out over there and I HOPE I see these guys trying something like that again.

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Posted by Jenn
a resident of Shoreline West
on Sep 29, 2009 at 1:57 pm

That is awful.
It seems you can't go out anywhere now days with-out something bad going on!!
Hopefully there are security camera's so they could catch these kids.

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Posted by Maureen
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Sep 29, 2009 at 3:43 pm

It's a good reminder to be careful everywhere. I walk in that parking lot alone all the time and feel very safe!

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Posted by Yea
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Sep 29, 2009 at 5:59 pm

Maybe we should follow Texas and allow people to carry handguns at all times. Try that again and 5 other people could take care of these kids.

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Posted by Cecil
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Sep 29, 2009 at 5:59 pm

Time of night would be helpful.

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Posted by madness
a resident of Whisman Station
on Sep 29, 2009 at 10:43 pm

Thats horrible! what if the tased woman was pregnant or had a health condition? It's all a joke to these punks until someone dies. I hope they get caught, and i hope someone tases them back.

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Posted by Rodger
a resident of Sylvan Park
on Sep 29, 2009 at 10:53 pm

I sad that women have to be careful in dark parking lots and dark streets so be watchful and talk and meet where there is lot's of light. I hope these men are caught and sent to jail.

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Posted by Mr. T
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Sep 30, 2009 at 2:00 am

Maybe our police officers should patrol there? Or stake the place out?

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Posted by Anon
a resident of another community
on Sep 30, 2009 at 2:57 am

That parking lot is too dark. With the price of movie tickets and popcorn, Century could do a better job providing a safe parking lot for its customers.

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Posted by Thom
a resident of Shoreline West
on Sep 30, 2009 at 10:10 am

This is sickening. Citizens cannot go to public places without the fear of being stabbed or shot. We need a City Council that isn't afraid of insulting these wannabe gangsters by making sweeps of our parks, where a majority of these clowns "hang out". But that won't happen as long as we have a weak Council. These women aren't likely to go to the theater anytime soon. And yes, maybe it is time for the good guys to have permits to carry guns. That is the only way these thugs will think twice before victimizing anyone else.

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Posted by Bruno
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Sep 30, 2009 at 1:09 pm

I go places all the time in Mtn. View without the fear of being stabbed or shot. Just the other night I went to Nob Hill around 10:00pm, and I can't remember the thought of being stabbed or shot crossing my mind.

Try not to judge everyone with your skeptical eye. There's no proof that the people that did this are even from Mtn. View, no need to suspect everyone.

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Posted by Barry Jones
a resident of The Crossings
on Sep 30, 2009 at 2:14 pm

When is the Century 16 going to start providing security in that parking lot? It's been like 5 years now -- there's a car robbery practically once a week. I'm avoiding the place from now on.

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Posted by Sadie
a resident of another community
on Oct 1, 2009 at 1:46 pm

Every Mountain View resident should get up and start cleaning this city up!!! This is absolutely ridiculous that these stupid teenagers/gang members are taking over this beautiful city. I used to go to that theatre all of the time but now I refuse to because the parking lot is too dark and there are stupid wannabe gang bangers hanging out every where. What the hell happened to the once quiet and peaceful Mountain View?? If the city counsel is not going to do anything.. then WE should! DO NOT hesitate to call the police if you see any suspicious activity!! If you are a tax-paying citizen, then you have every right to call the police.. please do so and keep these idiots off of the street!! Maybe if speak up then the city will hear us and finally clean this city up!!!

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