Crime brief: Man says thief nabbed his laptop while at coffee shop in Mountain View Target


A man working at a coffee shop inside a Target in Mountain View told police that a thief grabbed his laptop and fled, making a getaway in a vehicle.

The victim said he was working in the Starbucks cafe area of the department store on Saturday, Nov. 9, when the theft occurred. He was looking down at his phone around 8:40 p.m. when a man came up behind him, grabbed his laptop and left the store, according to police spokeswoman Katie Nelson.

The victim told officers he trailed the thief outside and saw him get in a white sedan and drive away. The suspect is described as a man of unknown ethnicity, wearing a gray hoodie and gray pants.

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Posted by resident
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Nov 18, 2019 at 12:55 pm

Target doesn't have any surveillance cameras? And the alleged victim doesn't know what kind of laptop he owned? I wish the author had though more about this report before uploading it.

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Posted by Jake O.
a resident of Rengstorff Park
on Nov 18, 2019 at 2:41 pm

Easily avoidable if the victim was aware of his surroundings. If you're looking at your phone, take 2 seconds and look up and side to side. Criminals look for people that aren't paying attention.

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Posted by Marc
a resident of St. Francis Acres
on Nov 18, 2019 at 4:37 pm

Don't blame the victim. Blame voters a few years ago who said that it was ok to steal anything valued at less than $950.

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Posted by Hm
a resident of Castro City
on Nov 18, 2019 at 5:08 pm

Marc, if you truly believe that's true, how many things have you recently stolen?

Or maybe you don't believe it, and just need to turn off Fox News.

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