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Disturbing Home Invasion on Middlefield Road

Original post made by Todd Willows, Shoreline West, on Nov 15, 2009

Read the full story here: Web Link

I wonder if ATMs could be installed with an "I'm Being Robbed" button that set off a notification at the police station. Might help prevent such things.

Sounds like Meadowood Apartments needs to beef up their security.

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Posted by Old Ben
a resident of Shoreline West
on Nov 15, 2009 at 5:24 am

The account given of this story is why mainstream media is essentially useless. The perp is described as "of medium build and weight." Is he white, black, Latino, Asian? Why do they avoid full description? Because they are afraid of offending someone, they're afraid of being pounced by some designated victim cult.

There ought to be an "I'm being robbed" variation on the PIN code. And people should keep a can of wasp spray around, just in case.

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Posted by Todd Willows
a resident of Shoreline West
on Nov 15, 2009 at 8:47 am

Probably had a mask on?

Banks could have better cameras at the ATMS also. When the "I'm Being Robbed" code is entered, it could scan a wide area to see the perp, the car, etc.

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Posted by Mike Laursen
a resident of Monta Loma
on Nov 15, 2009 at 9:45 pm

I used to live at Meadowood. They have no security per se, but it's in a nice neighborhood. I'm not sure security gates or something like that would have helped, anyway. That kind of stuff mostly provides a false sense of security.

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Posted by Todd Willows
a resident of Shoreline West
on Nov 17, 2009 at 11:35 am

Believe they have security patrol service at night, or at least used to have.

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Posted by meadow
a resident of Rex Manor
on Nov 17, 2009 at 1:08 pm

it's a very nice place only problem is the kids that park on San Ramon that leave their mess on the street and the group of kids that
get dropped off to sell magazines in the complex. they come knocking
at least until 8pm begging you to buy something from them.
i don't mind the kids on san ramon but they could be a little neater as they do need someplace to hang out but what slobs.

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Posted by Grace
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jan 21, 2010 at 6:31 am

Sounds sinister. A guy goes to all of that trouble, figuring out how to undo a window lock, kidnap and drive a woman to the bank.
If he wanted money, he could have robbed somebody at an ATM or on the street with a lot less trouble.

What has he been doing - stalking this woman? Others?

Sounds like he's practicing to do a lot worse. Let's home he screws up soon, DNA, etc., and law enforcement catches him.

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