CONCORD: Armed Robbery at Yogurt Shack in the CV Shopping Center

August 18, 2013 11:04 am · 58 comments

An armed robbery occurred at the Yogurt Shack in the Clayton Valley Shopping Center just before 8pm on Saturday night.

The suspect had a gun, and was described as a white male adult, possibly in his 40’s or 50’s.

Although it hasn’t been confirmed, it could be the same suspect who robbed Sally’s Beauty Supply on Saturday morning in the same shopping center.

Nobody was injured during either robbery.

Trucker Bug August 18, 2013 at 11:07 AM

Wow. Hopefully the place was empty but there was likely a bunch of kids in there. Hope the kids are mentally ok.

Beacon August 18, 2013 at 11:33 AM

The guy is doing his homework. Almost everyone who visits Yogurt Shack pays in cash.

I wish he would hold up the Martial Arts studio. He would end up with his gun shoved up his ass.

Just me August 18, 2013 at 11:34 AM

I saw helicopter circling the area last night around that time. Assuming now the two are related.

Birdman August 18, 2013 at 11:36 AM

No gun was shown. His hand was under his shirt and threaten to have a gun. The Sally robb

Imaboutit August 18, 2013 at 11:36 AM

I hope the cashier is mentally okay

@ August 18, 2013 at 11:36 AM

Sounds like he didn’t get enough money from Sally’s!

Mark August 18, 2013 at 11:38 AM

Criminals are going wild because they know even if they get caught these days they will not do much time in jail, 3 days max.

Inspector Gidget August 18, 2013 at 11:39 AM

any survelliance photos?

anonanonagain August 18, 2013 at 11:49 AM

He probably lives nearby. Check all the deadbeats and scumbags who have recently got out of jail and moved in with mom and sleeping on her couch…..

close call August 18, 2013 at 11:51 AM

Wow I usually take my two little kids there on Saturday nights. Glad we had other plans! Geesh..That is so scary!!!

anon August 18, 2013 at 11:54 AM

Kids are never mentally ok

anon August 18, 2013 at 11:56 AM

Set a drug trap. Put some meth on the ground with a noose around it nnd hide behind a bush. When he reaches for it pull tight on the rope and get him.

graceful August 18, 2013 at 11:56 AM

and no its not because the economy is bad and people are desperate. Stealing a loaf of bread and milk because you are hungry is desperate, not armed robbery.

I just thought I would throw that in, since inevitably there will be some post from someone who says “when the economy is bad these crimes increase”

these crimes are more brazen and now, not just at 2 am anymore…welcome tom lawlessness. home invasion robberies at 8am, driving vehicles into fronts of stores..etc..and cops are not within seconds but minutes away..and the criminals know it.

City Girl August 18, 2013 at 12:36 PM

Lord have mercy!! I was there last night at 9:00, and there was no sign INSIDE the shack that anything had happened, but there was at least one police car and officer outside the back of it. The employees gave no indication that a robbery had occurred. I am glad everyone is safe.

Arm yourself August 18, 2013 at 12:36 PM

Oh wait, you can’t. Good thing the criminals can’t either…. Yay California!

anon August 18, 2013 at 12:39 PM

I was at CVS last night and a teen walked out of the store carrying two 12 packs of beer. He was chased by 2 employees and gave up trying to run with the beer so he dropped them and kept running.

Too many anon August 18, 2013 at 12:47 PM

It’s true, the jail’s are overcrowded, people know their “turn around time” will be short and they will be out quickly to do it all again. Sad, sad, sad. It’s usually the younger ages you read about in descriptions too, rarely do I read about someone in their 40’s or 50’s, strange to me.

Mom! August 18, 2013 at 12:54 PM

Wow! We must have gone in just after it happened. There were 4 officers and a couple police cars and they were all crowded around the computer with the employees, I assumed looking at security footage.

Glad no one was hurt and I hope they catch him. And, I am really glad that we got there AFTER it happened…

DanaHillsHaveEyes August 18, 2013 at 1:46 PM

Disgusting!!! This is why I never let my teenagers get a job in this area.

Md tech August 18, 2013 at 2:17 PM

Do you seriously think that the 17 year old girl who works at the yogurt shack should have been carrying a loaded weapon? And do you think that would prevent this crime? Or just result in at least one (more) victim?

old concord August 18, 2013 at 2:19 PM

Maybe we could start a claycord militia . Some of you listen to the police scanner and we can assist in our own protection . Stake out any patterns we see.

anonanonagain August 18, 2013 at 2:22 PM

@ Too Many Anon, “It’s true, the jail’s are overcrowded, people know their “turn around time” will be short and they will be out quickly to do it all again.”

If they had a system in place that sent you to a labor “camp/prison” to do hard manual labor, word would get out on the street that it’s awful to be put inside. Have these idiots who can’t seem to get it together work in a rock quarry hauling rocks, cleaning up highways and biways and cleaning our waterways. They’ll be so damn tired to ever go back in…….

Paul Kersey August 18, 2013 at 2:28 PM

Everyone can start carrying a sock full of nickels.

Dear Old Concord August 18, 2013 at 2:37 PM

What a fine idea. Get the old scanner and have at it. Get a magnetic sign on the side of your car that says “Claycord Militia Old Concord.” I know the cops will be glad to have you aboard. They will probably assign you the high risk details like maintaining the previously described meth trap.

I see the crime rates plummeting with you aboard.

You should probably get Mad Mom to run your prisoner transport van ..

mskitty August 18, 2013 at 2:37 PM

@Paul Kersey
..and use it to knock the robber out. lol My favorite place for yogurt…where was that lazy security guard?

ANNONeeemoose August 18, 2013 at 2:39 PM

graceful??? economy still bad?

Werner Tyron Fitzgerald IV August 18, 2013 at 2:47 PM

If one were to look at countries like Switzerland where military training is mandatory for everyone, one would see you women armed while performing daily tasks.

There is nothing wrong with young people knowing how to shot and handle weapons responsibly. Its the irresponsible youth who cause the problems.

Shooting a robber is not always the best idea, even an armed robber. Depends a lot on the circumstance. But should the circumstance warrant then being prepared and able to resolve the threat is a wonderful solution.

@werner tyron fitzgerald IV August 18, 2013 at 3:04 PM

Military training is NOT mandatory for woman in Switzerland! It’s voluntary……get your facts straight before posting.

mskitty August 18, 2013 at 3:14 PM

@werner tyron fitzgerald IV
Military training for women in Switzerland and the netherlands is voluntary.

JessG August 18, 2013 at 3:18 PM

Really how much money can you really get from a damn yogurt shack? Lol just stupid!!

@ werner tyron fitgerald IV August 18, 2013 at 3:21 PM

And if one were to look at Australia and their crime rates, they would realize that it is very low. No massacres by gun toting nuts since they banned all automatic weapons. But since we American’s feel so superior to other countries and feel our crime rate would go down with everyone being armed, we will continue to have problems……

I know I’ll get the wrath from Claycordians, but it’s just my opinion and that is my 1st amendment right……

Joorst Ruuli August 18, 2013 at 3:31 PM

By golly there have been a few scary
guys around. We really do need to be
careful and aware of our surroundings.
I for one would chip in to build a few more
Prisons for the truly unsalvageable souls
Who just don’t play well with others.
Oh and a side note, who is the real
Anon, they are all pretty screwy, but it
would make me a little more at ease
to know there is just one, and that they
are not reproducing.
Be courteous to each other!

Laura Zah August 18, 2013 at 4:07 PM

#32 is correct, everyone is free to comment. It is your 1st amendment right (no matter how stupid, slanted or incorrect it may be).

Shuley August 18, 2013 at 4:13 PM

Nobody who is caught and convicted of armed robbery is going to jail “for a few days”. Most inmates that have been released early have been low level drug offenders, not violent criminals. There is no logic to the notion that someone committing a violent crime feels that they won’t be put away for long because the sentencing guidelines for violent crime have not changed.

In fact, the US has the highest incarceration rate of any industrialized country, by a long shot – 5% of the world’s population and 23% of the world’s prison population. California is ranked in the top half of states. So, I fail to see the connection that criminals don’t think they will be incarcerated when we incarcerate people at the world’s highest rate.

Now, let’s see if my stalker has a reply

Dennis August 18, 2013 at 4:15 PM

@#32 stop trying to take away everyone else’s 2nd Amendment rights.
You should be supporting the 2nd amendment just as passionately as you support the 1st Amendment.
@Md tech why come here to snipe at gun owners? You were invited to debate gun control over in the political forum, and vanished.

Werner Tyron Fitzgerald IV August 18, 2013 at 4:15 PM

Countries with mandatory military service
3.1 Armenia
3.2 Austria
3.3 Belarus
3.4 Bermuda
3.5 Brazil
3.6 Myanmar (Burma)
3.7 Colombia
3.7.1 Military Situation arrangements procedure
3.7.2 Military Reserve Card (Libreta militar)
3.7.3 Issue of duplicate
3.8 Cyprus
3.9 Denmark
3.10 Egypt
3.11 Finland
3.12 Greece
3.12.1 Conscientious objection to military service (Greece)
3.13 Iran
3.14 Israel
3.15 North Korea
3.16 South Korea
3.16.1 Compensation
3.17 Mexico
3.18 Norway
3.19 Russia
3.20 Singapore
3.21 Switzerland
3.22 Taiwan (ROC)
3.23 Thailand
3.24 Turkey
3.25 Ukraine

Utopia August 18, 2013 at 4:36 PM

It’s only going to get worse.
What I was writing for here turned political, posted it in About Politics.

PO'd August 18, 2013 at 4:43 PM

werner#32- automatic weapons are already illegal and have been since the thirties

Elwood August 18, 2013 at 5:27 PM

If this is the same moron who held up the beauty supply place, he must be the Albert Einstein of armed robbers.

Winn August 18, 2013 at 5:27 PM

I think that a mandatory military service would do a lot of good for this country.

Em Dubya August 18, 2013 at 5:33 PM

Once again….how many DUI arrests at yesterday’s Concord’s checkpoint?

To all of my PC critics – no, I have no DUI’s.

Concord is becoming a cesspool. Traffic blockades do zero to address the rampant burglaries, robberies, and theft hurting the city. Meanwhile, the band plays on as the ship sinks.

A.Wapcaplet August 18, 2013 at 6:33 PM

Oh Em Dubya, things are not that bad.
Concord could do with a lot more boosters
and a lot less detractors.
Somewhere in the neighborhood of 14
people were shot in Oakland just this weekend.
12 in and around San Jose.
Y’all just to soft, a lot of big talk, and no walk!
You know somebody doing something wrong, call
them on it I do.
Be a citizen and stand up for “your City”
Go get’em, gone!

Em Dubya August 18, 2013 at 7:19 PM


Thanks. You’re right.

Concord is not Richmond. Yet.

A.Wapcaplet August 18, 2013 at 8:01 PM

Your welcome Em Dubya, I find it is much
easier on my 60 year old constitution to
be an optimist than a pessimist , you meet
nicer people.

Dennis August 18, 2013 at 8:24 PM

@Shuley whatever planet you are living on, it surely sint this one!

SCOTUS says 95% of those locked up are the result of plea bargains.
the prisons are not full of recrestional tokers, they are full or crips bloods nortenos surenos and MS-13 who plea bargained down from serious crimes.
Then they only do half the penalty.
Also, only 1 in 12 violent criminals are ever locked up.
Blame your DAs, who are willing to agree to any plea bargain, rather than risk being exposed as incompetent to prosecute in court.
And yet,most offenders, including probation violators, do not go back to jail: they are already overfull, remember?
Lastly, I have posted stats showing that big cities repeatedly arrest some criminals, who do little or no time. Like Lincoln, who has 40 guys who have collectively been arrested over 13000 times. That is, 40 who are arrested at least once a month for 40 years.
Your characterization of those in prison is intentionally falsified.
Instead of fairy tales, try suggesting a workable plan to tske the guys out of society and KEEPING them out.
Anything else is just an excuse.

Telling it Like it Is August 18, 2013 at 8:30 PM


3 days max for armed robbery? Armed robbery is one of the few crimes in CA with a VERY STIFF PENALTY.

An automatic 10 YEARS for firearm enhancement, and another 3-6 or 3-9 on top of that, whether it’s Robbery 1 or 2.

You can get 19 years for a couple hundred bucks at a convenience store.

CA throws the book at armed robbers. It wasn’t like that years ago.

A lot of armed robberies are gang related. I can’t help but wonder if that’s the reason CA finally cracked down.

Em Dubya August 18, 2013 at 9:07 PM


Good on you. Can’t disagree.

@JessG August 18, 2013 at 9:37 PM

but the flavors are gooooood……..

@Shuley August 18, 2013 at 11:19 PM

” Most inmates that have been released early have been low level drug offenders, not violent criminals.”

To cut the prison population, the state began diverting thousands of offenders – felons whose most recent offenses were non-violent, non-serious, non-sexual – to county jails. they refer to them as “3Ns”
3 very important words, MOST, RECENT, OFFENSES, were non-violent, non-serious, non-sexual

‘ Violent felons – including one prisoner fresh out of segregation from Pelican Bay State Prison near Crescent City – are ending up on probation on local streets through California’s prisoner realignment plan, officials said. “They don’t look into a person’s background,” said probation Officer Jerad Linnell. “They only look into their last conviction.” ‘

L.A. County seeing high-risk offenders entering its probation system
One year into California’s prison realignment program, the county is seeing an unexpected number of high-risk offenders coming under its supervision.
An Associated Press analysis earlier this year of figures from the state corrections department showed a nearly 60 percent increase in the number of warrants issued for fugitive paroled sex offenders under realignment.
Corrections Supervisor Says Community At Risk Because Of Parolee Releases

“Before AB109, he would have been sentenced to prison but no more. The district attorney said it was his sixth offense. This time, drug possession got him sentenced to 23 years in Santa Barbara County Jail.
NO that is not a mistake, Santa Barbara County Jail not state prison.
Now days in order to keep felons locked up misdemeanor criminals are let free early and if jail overcrowding is bad they may not do any jail time at all.”

“Recent data from the Probation Department revealed that the state is releasing mentally disordered offenders (MDO’s) to the counties, threatening public safety and adding to the fiscal burden placed on the counties …”
“This is another example of the state’s dishonesty when they shift state felons and parolees to local governments. This dangerous situation threatens public safety and budgets in all 58 counties.”

Like the guy up in Santa Rosa just before Valentines day in the greeting card isle packed with little kids picking out cards, you can watch it for yourself.

Before Claycord August 18, 2013 at 11:21 PM

These crimes always happened just no one knew about them until Claycord came along. I don’t think anything has become worse we are just more aware.

Jesus Morales August 19, 2013 at 12:21 AM

Hell yes. Ban ALL weapons. Insist on peace.

Low August 19, 2013 at 12:31 AM


Antler August 19, 2013 at 7:28 AM

Sheeeeeeese. Haul your loads of it over to the Politics thread, please.

Granny Snagkitten August 19, 2013 at 8:54 AM

Jesus Morales, is it ok if I keep my butter knife? I like to spread butter & jam on my toast in the morning. If one of the cats misbehaves I use it to tap them on the head (with the wooden handle end only, of course). I’m not going to go “O.J.” on anyone. Are my knitting needles weapons too? My fireplace poker? Oh my, I’d better start a list.

@64 August 19, 2013 at 9:10 AM

Already did once post # 38, but Shuley and others who may not ever check on About Politics need to know the effects of the travesty that has been done to people of CA.
Sadly CA is not all goodness and light.
I fear for Safety of my four Grandkids not only from Felons released,
but from naive citizens who are NOT informed.

Please, take a few minutes to read articles at URLs and watch TV news videos.

Althea Corrin Salon August 19, 2013 at 10:43 AM

OK where is are security . That is bull find this idiot must live pretty close to the places he’s robbing. Get with it peeps. I pay for security well the H—- are they.

Cowellian August 19, 2013 at 11:02 AM

Althea Corrin Salon, that makes no sense whatsoever. Can we get a do-over?

Mark August 19, 2013 at 11:35 AM

@Althea Corrin Salon-57

Your grammar (or lack there of) saddens me.

Just do hair, or whatever you do. Unbelievable!

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