Home Invasion Robbery Reported in Concord Late Sunday Night

February 2, 2014 23:57 pm · 28 comments

A home invasion robbery is under investigation in Concord.

Tipsters to Claycord.com say a man went into an apartment on Reganti Dr. in Concord, demanded money and pistol whipped the victim.

The suspect is described as a black male adult wearing a black jacket with red vertical stripes and a ski mask.

He apparently fled in a vehicle a short distance away.

No major injuries were reported during the crime, and no suspect was located.

1 Audrey February 3, 2014 at 12:00 AM

How horrible. Shocking how this is becoming more common place.

2 Craig Cannon February 3, 2014 at 12:18 AM

Qualifies For “Lock and Load” Unlock and Dispense Contents of Magazine into The Gentleman Who you feel may take your life while you are unconscious from the Pistol Cracking across Your Head. It’s Sad that Idle Threats of Doing Such, Years Ago, Are Now a Reality. Those Folks Must have been Terrified. Sorry to Hear This. I Don’t Want to Take Someone’s Life. Obviously This Robber Scum Has No Problem Taking a Life, Nor Even Coming Close To It. There is not Time to Wait for The Police Either. That is the best choice. The Damage is Done in a Manner of Seconds-Darn It. My Family is My Reason for Living. Threaten Their Existence. If with Lethal Force. I will Defend Them-Equally, Fairly. Aggressively.

3 jesse childers February 3, 2014 at 5:37 AM

Get an alarm. Adt has great deals. We paid nothing and got a $100 gift card when we had ours installed. Put up cameras so these people get caught. Costco always has great deals, and arm yourself. Be proactive, don’t be a victim. I had this happen to me in Antioch, and I caught the guy. I held him until the cops came and arrested him. The police will not save you, they have no duty to protect you regardless what they say. You have to save yourself. Your family’s safety is your responsibility, it’s in your hands.
I moved to concord to get away from the Antioch problems, but I certainly will not sit back and allow myself to be a victim.

4 Peanut Gallery February 3, 2014 at 6:59 AM

It’s ok, they undoubtedly knew each other. I’m sure it was a drug deal gone bad. Don’t worry, you’re all safe, as long as you don’t know any bad people.

5 GoAheadMakeMyDay February 3, 2014 at 7:05 AM

Ding Dong…………………..BANG!

6 Ben Dover February 3, 2014 at 7:09 AM

If obama had a son, he would look like him. ;0

7 2amndt February 3, 2014 at 7:14 AM

Thats why people should own guns. Only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun im sure as hell not gunna wait 6 minutes for the good guy to show up

8 What? February 3, 2014 at 7:41 AM

@Peanut Gallery? Oh no, this never happens to people who don’t know bad people? Ya ok. What is this blame the victim mentality? Maybe, maybe not drug related. We, I should say, you, have no clue. Only ignorant assumptions. My sister was followed home by a man when she was 16, to the front door, dragged to his car and I heard the commotion, my mom hyperventilated, I grabbed my shot gun and ran out but he was gone. We called police, who caught the man 10 minutes later. This can happen to anyone. Drugs or not. People want things, there is a chance anyone can get home invaded for money, jewelry or worse… And guess what, you may not know or hang out with one bad person. And it is blame the victim that bugs me to no end. Has to be something they did wrong. Until someone mugs you. Breaks your door open and does who know what. Then someone , like you, will blame you? Think about it. BTW I would shoot to kill someone in a split second who broke in our home to protect us. Without hesitation. I do not like to kill either. But would in this case if I could.

9 Alarms! February 3, 2014 at 7:42 AM

@#3, I disagree with some of your points. An alarm system would have done nothing in this case. The alarm sound would be going off in the background while the person pistol whipped the victim and then left. Someone ripping off houses if not bothered by the alarm sound while they grab jewelery, ipads etc and leave the house in less than 5 minutes. I do like the cameras for evidence to assist and catching the punks. @#4, agree, pretty more is involved and it’s probably not random…

10 The Mamba February 3, 2014 at 7:45 AM

I’m not sure if you’re being sarcastic Peanut Gallery, but there probably is some truth in what you wrote. What would the maximum payout be if you robbed a random house and demanded cash? At my house, last night, that would have netted you about $12.

11 Taking Care Of It February 3, 2014 at 8:10 AM
12 Silva February 3, 2014 at 9:17 AM

C’mon to my home! Waiting.. waiting.. I was told in Oakland by Police Officers long ago that I should have a gun. It HAS helped!

13 Clayton Pete February 3, 2014 at 9:22 AM

While this is an awful story, it is amazing to hear so many comments from would-be Dirty Harrys.
I seriously doubt there are THAT many trigger-happy gun owners around these parts, at least this side of Marsh Creek. Or, maybe I’m wrong.
Still, any intruder who does get a bullet in the face certainly has it coming.

14 What? February 3, 2014 at 9:28 AM

Could have been the handy man. Or a stranger. It was Not obviously drug related… Might be, police would know more. But it is not safe to assume..

15 Grob February 3, 2014 at 9:56 AM

F**K the alarm, this is why we need MORE responsible gun owners in America. Anyone trying to break into my house will surely start running once they hear the cocking of my 12 gauge shotgun.

16 dilligafman February 3, 2014 at 10:17 AM

GIT A ROPE!!!!

17 Chevrolet girl February 3, 2014 at 11:16 AM

I think the alarm is a way to alert the homeowners that someone has entered their home. I had someone try to get into my house while we were home, I don’t know or hang around bad people. Also when they are breaking into your home they don’t know you only have $12. They are looking for anything they can get their hands on to sell, no just money. Alarm, dogs, gun!

18 Jose February 3, 2014 at 11:32 AM

I can see through my front window who is at my door. If it’s somebody I don’t know, I plant my foot in front of the door so it will only open a few inches, then answer it with my gun behind my back. I choose not to be a victim.

19 @Craig Cannon February 3, 2014 at 11:45 AM

Craig,

What’s with all the Capital letters? I notice you always post that way. Seems like extra work for you and a bit harder to read for everyone else. The perfect lose-lose situation.

20 Clayton Pete February 3, 2014 at 12:40 PM

@#19-
That’s funny, I said something to that effect in my previous post but it was removed/censored!
I did not use any foul language or anything, either.
Now, that is disconcerting. Granted, it’s not my website, but still, pointing out that someone needs help with grammar/spelling/punctuation does not seem to me to be a censorship-level offense…

21 CLAYCORD.com February 3, 2014 at 12:47 PM

Clayton Pete, Your comment is there.

22 Greg in Pleasant Hill February 3, 2014 at 1:15 PM

I know not much info on the apartment was posted, but from past experience I think there is a strong possibility that the apartment was being used to sell drugs and the “victim” is a drug dealer.

23 The Authority February 3, 2014 at 2:19 PM

I thought that #2’s post was some kind of cypher. I have been trying to crack the code for hours. The cap’s don’t spell anything. I assigned numbers to the cap letters, but that didn’t pan out. I read only the uncapped words, nothing! Maddening! I will not be defeated!

24 eric February 3, 2014 at 3:37 PM

I live in the Fruit Bowl area and there are not alot of choices as far as houses go on Reganti Drive. There are only 3 houses on Reganti Drive and then there are the 2 duplex units on the corner of Reganti Drive and Reganti Place. Wonder which one was the house that was targeted. I have no insider knowledge and I am not trying to be one of those people always “blaming the victim” but this doesn’t sound like a random event to me. Perhaps I just don’t want to believe that our society is that far gone and random acts of violence like this can occur this close to home so often.

25 VikingPrincess February 3, 2014 at 4:47 PM

@what?

Good for you sticking up for his sister and protecting your home!

This is why neighborhood watch is helpful too – especially in an apartment complex

26 Larry Lawton February 3, 2014 at 5:37 PM

For years, I did not have any firearms in our home in Concord — until home invasion robberies became numerous. Then I brought a 9 mm down from Wyoming and put it in a very secure gun safe on my side of the bed. My thinking was this: The guys doing these robberies probably wouldn’t believe a lawyer didn’t have a whole lot of cash and jewelry laying around, and get violent. (They seemed to select victims based on perceived wealth.) I buy insurance to protect property, and would never shoot even the most depraved crook over something as crass as money or a flat screen, but would defend my family in a heartbeat. I still have that same nine in the same place in our bedroom –though we long ago retired to our native Wyoming. I keep sharp at the local range, and pray I’ll never need to use my skills. I also practice with the old one whenever a fire extinguisher needs to be replaced. We’ve got a great volunteer fire department, and the local police are real pros –but both the handgun and the fire extinguisher will be kept handy.

27 Atticus Thraxx February 3, 2014 at 6:52 PM

I have a pretty good collection of shottys myself Grob but not a one of them can be “cocked”. Got yourself a collector’s item there sir, mind you don’t blow your toes off “cocking” it.

Free Connie Dobbs

28 Kirk February 3, 2014 at 8:53 PM

I owned guns in Alaska, I never kept any of them loaded. I moved to California, one is always loaded. You people are nuts.

To be fair it’s the high density population. Limited opportunities for jobs that pay well and don’t require higher learning. Alaska was nice because with a high school education a guy could earn good money if he had guts and wasn’t afraid to work. He could buy a house raise a family.

Even if a guy gets a job in cal the cost of living is so high it doesn’t mean anything. I tell people back home I paid 370k for my house and the want to see pictures of the mansion, Ha! They want to know if the mansion is behind the woodshed I showed them.

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