Tuesday Afternoon Robbery on Clayton Road in Concord

January 8, 2013 12:37 pm · 31 comments

A man was robbed while walking on Clayton Road in Concord, near Ellis Street, at about 12:30 on Tuesday afternoon.

The victim was talking on his cell phone when two black males ran up to him, grabbed his cell phone, then took off running.

The suspects have not been located.

1 The Dude January 8, 2013 at 12:42 PM

What was this man doing walking on Clayton Road in the middle of the day? Sounds a little fishy to me.

2 Howard K Mullins III January 8, 2013 at 12:43 PM

Its not a robbery, those poor fellows are homeless, they are entitled to the cell phone.

The donor (victim) needs to keep up the monthly payments on that phone so that the poor homeless have unlimited access. Of course the donor’s house will probably be robbed and his car stolen, but the Homeless have rights above those of tax payers.

So just suck it up and don’t complain, the workers of this country have had life to good for too long, time to pay back for all the rewards for hard work, its not yours to keep.

3 Don't Censor Me Bro January 8, 2013 at 12:45 PM

211 PC a felony…

Theft by fear or force…

4 Again January 8, 2013 at 12:47 PM

Ellis Street well that’s a surprise, NOT. And it’s how many blocks from the police HQ, hint you’ll only need one hand. What is a common denominator could it be, low cost affordable housing?

5 Recovering January 8, 2013 at 12:47 PM

What kind of cell phone? Most of them have a locator app… First thing I do before I even leave sprint is install that app… Lost a phone one time, got it back the next by using the locator app. And yes it was stolen…

6 Question January 8, 2013 at 12:53 PM

“211 PC a felony…”
Under AB-109 guidelines is that state prison or county jail time?

7 Simple January 8, 2013 at 12:56 PM

Just drive over to bay area robber transport and wait for them.

8 yabberjacket January 8, 2013 at 1:01 PM

Another reason not to use it in public.

9 frosty January 8, 2013 at 1:04 PM

I remember when someone stole my nephews phone. my sister called it and a big voice answered. Wha chu want? She said you have my phone, I want it back…. silence. bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

10 jussayn January 8, 2013 at 1:05 PM

People pay attention to your surrounds.
I had a gal talking on her cell walk right in front of me crossing the street on a red light good thing I was able to stop and not hit her she cussed me out.

11 jtkatec January 8, 2013 at 1:13 PM

The Dude, you’re right. And thank goodness, it wasn’t a woman walking outdoors at that time.

12 Indeed January 8, 2013 at 1:22 PM

@ # 2… If what you said weren’t true, it would be oh so funny. It is just so sad that some liberals actually think you are correct. All I can add is “sad but true”

I hope I’m not assuming that your words are sarcasm !

13 Jmouse January 8, 2013 at 1:46 PM

Big surprise. Watch your surroundings folks. Also you can purchase a taser that looks like a cell phone. If anyone tries to rob you just hand them that one and watch them convulse.

14 Howard K Mullins III January 8, 2013 at 2:09 PM

@Indeed

Indeed

15 TOB January 8, 2013 at 2:13 PM

Too many sheep in this world to feed the wolves. They just make it easy. People just applied common sense and some street smarts, wolves would go hungry. Sheep are abundant! See them everywhere, walking lost on sidewalks, parking lots, stores, airport lost in the smartphone or tablet. Totally clueless to whats going on around them they make for easy prey.

16 I was there about the same time - didn't see it January 8, 2013 at 2:50 PM

I walked down Ellis at 12:45, cut across by the lake to Clayton Rd. I didn’t see this. I did see a single guy with a crutch or cane, slowly walking with a cell phone up the street from there. And I did see a woman with the stroller and a small kid crossing the street. I didn’t see anyone on the street that looked like they would have just had a phone stolen. There were some people in the Ellis Lake parking lot that looked harmless, just arriving or just leaving. It’s kind of hard to believe this happened there at that time of day without someone seeing it because there was a lot of traffic in both directions…I had to wait on traffic before I could cross the street.

17 P.S.-I was there about then... January 8, 2013 at 2:53 PM

I’m not implying at all that I don’t believe it…just that it is surprising that someone would do it with that much traffic going by that was there at that time of day.

18 Don't Censor Me Bro January 8, 2013 at 3:54 PM

@Q #6 — Robbery is a serious & violent felony see PC 1170(h)(3)(A) et seq.

19 vigilante#1 January 8, 2013 at 4:09 PM

HelllllOOOO! Whats the common denominator here folks? You didnt see two shadowy figures until they jumped out of the shadows.
I bought my 5 boxes today.

20 Bubba January 8, 2013 at 4:39 PM

What’s the big deal? They just got their free obamaphone!
Isn’t the obama policy to take from who has want you want?

21 Harley January 8, 2013 at 4:51 PM

Since obama has been in office.. his cousins are confused as to what obama phone belongs to them.

22 Soccermomwithabrain January 8, 2013 at 5:58 PM

Well, duh. Walking alone on Ellis St. in Concord, talking on his cell phone, 2 black men robbing him. What a surprise.

23 Big Al January 8, 2013 at 6:55 PM

Ellis lake area was a nice area back in the early 80’s with the big Park and Shop sign and open space with carnivals.Now it’s big box buildings and people standing on corners everywhere ready to install your new toilet or driveway.It’s spreading like the flu.I am now 52.Glad to be far far away now.Concord is a toilet,flushed in to Ellis lake.Never to return.What a dive.

24 Bunny January 8, 2013 at 7:46 PM

Feel the same way, Al. I remember when that area had nothing built on it. The kind of people who live in this area now have ruined it. I’m leaving, too. Back to New York. My folks neighborhood in the Bronx has changed,too . It was fine for a long time. Now we have the same kind of jerks around. They want free use of the private beach on their property that they’ve had for 100 years. They’re slowly putting up fencing and gates. We’re doing the same thing here.

25 vigilante#1 January 8, 2013 at 8:15 PM

Big Al your absolutely right. 6 months ago I thought Concord was where I was going to stay for a while. Too bad the city wont let me put razor wire on top of my redwood fence. I am glad that I didnt burrow in too deep. This city is a toilet. I am desperately trying to scrub my end of the rim clean.

26 Question January 8, 2013 at 8:31 PM

@Don’t Censor Me Bro
Thanks, did some digging based on your post
Summary of Sentencing Under PC § 1170(h) [As of 8/17/12] Starting on page 69 is a thumbnail. This whole realignment business gives me a bad feeling, think it’s just a matter of time before it goes very, very wrong.
http://www.courts.ca.gov/partners/documents/felony_sentencing.pdf

27 Don't Censor Me Bro January 9, 2013 at 5:00 AM

@Q#26 — you are welcome! BTW, it’s happening right before our very eyes. And, Gov. Brown has just asked the court to halt continued releases, meaning that more (dangerous) inmates are expected to be released. Unless of course the court agrees with Brown???

28 Don't Censor Me Bro January 9, 2013 at 5:06 AM

Also folks inmates can receive four (4) days CREDIT for every two (2) days actually served in custody…

Four for the price of two!, isn’t that grand?

29 Politicalaycord January 9, 2013 at 8:30 AM

Att. Mods, can we find some way to ban all these politically charged comments that should be kept to themselves.

30 Cardinal Fang January 9, 2013 at 6:04 PM

Damn liberal homeless people!
Or could they be from here, or
another close to a Bart station
City , because these thieves
are probably well known in
Their own “hoods” by Citizens
and ” popo” alike.
It’s easier to hide where no one
Knows your a thieving predator
scumbag! Hell there are just to many
ways out of Concord to
” cut em off at the pass”.
It was most likely not a homeless person
as most are so inebriated or tired and hungry
They can’t make it to a bathroom.

31 Who you kiddin? January 9, 2013 at 6:42 PM

@ Al ,My wife and I raised three children
In a rented town house from 1981
thru 1993 on the s. west corner of
Laguna and Ellis street. It was not the best
Area of Concord at the time. They
all went to Meadow Homes Elementary
School. I got to know more of my
Neighbors there than where our home
is now. Like most Neighborhoods
There were some Miscreants, but
They behaved because we knew
Who they were. Loved that Lake on
a cool summer evening.
I’ve been to New York City, Sky scrapers
and every thing. Been to The Bronx ,
Brooklyn , ” Bed Stuy.” Could not
see much difference there
Than here in Concord.
Some people just can’t be happy
Anywhere, to many immigrants , to many
Bums etc. you are free to live where
You chose . But don’t talk smak,
some might not miss when you
Return to the Big Ass I mean Apple
And it’s lovely Environs.

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