Attempted Armed Robbery at the Central Market & Liquor in Concord

February 19, 2014 · 34 comments

An attempted armed robbery occurred just before 9pm on Wednesday at the Central Market & Liquor, located on Monument Blvd. near Walters Way in Concord.

The suspect, who wasn’t captured, is described as a black male adult. He claimed to have gun during the attempted robbery, although no gun was seen.

No injuries were reported, and nothing was stolen during the crime.

1 Ted K., SuperMax February 19, 2014 at 10:20 PM

On Monument Bl? Oh, say it ain’t so !!!!!!

2 Clayton Valley Grad February 19, 2014 at 10:27 PM

I’m glad he didn’t get any money. I thought he had a gun?

3 James February 19, 2014 at 10:28 PM

I knew what street this was going to be on before I even read it. The sad thing is I live off of Monument. So…what’s that about being able to get a concealed carry permit? I may need to look into it…

4 J. February 19, 2014 at 11:28 PM

I heard the checker just said “NO!”

5 Daniel Shays February 20, 2014 at 5:32 AM

Maybe he had a CCW and that is why you didn’t see a gun. Probably a member of the Seriff’s posse.

6 Peanut Gallery February 20, 2014 at 7:38 AM

odd!!

7 Well February 20, 2014 at 8:01 AM

Glad no one was hurt, money aint worth your life ever. But it traumatizes the victim, trust me I know. Hope they catch tis thug. However, not sure, I say I smoked a joint on Fb and get an attempted home invasion and get blamed for daring say I smoked a joint, and I have a med card!! But was asking for a home invasion?, but these people are conspicuously quiet when liquor is involved in a crime, death, robbery etc. Which statistically happens a million times more with liquor than weed. Crime. Death. Pain.. You name it. Because after all, liquor is legal, pot aint? No, actually it is, for me anyway. And will be in the whole US soon iMO. Is in two states. But the stigma is still there… My point is, let’s not blame the victim, one of my biggest pet peeves, and we have the right to own a liquor store or bar without being held up, and esp not blamed for a criminal act, and we equally have the right to smoke pot with a card, hopefully like liquor , without one soon, also without fear of these scum buckets who would do this. And even admit it. Wow. Like we can drinking a glass of wine with dinner maybe? Hope they are not to shaken up, because I know what it is like being held up, and threatened, and have no sympathy for anyone who would do this to another. I am sick of the crime and thieves. Almost to the point of putting up a security gate now, which is a Sad commentary on our society, but the way it is more now. Scum buckets all around and deserve to be taken out of society for good. Save some good people some greif.

8 Victim Blamer February 20, 2014 at 8:15 AM

I’m sure they knew each other and it wasn’t random. Probably a drug deal gone bad. It’s the cashier’s fault for having cash in the register. He should get a safer job.

9 Well February 20, 2014 at 9:02 AM

@ Victum Blamer. lol. Exactly my point but you summed it up in few words and with humor. well done.

10 I think.. February 20, 2014 at 9:43 AM

There does not need to be a weapon for an armed robbery charge as far as I know. Threating or saying you have a weapon is also armed robbery, or as equal a criminal charge as if you actually have a weapon, shown or not ( I believe ) .. But maybe someone who knows can make that clear? That is my understanding though..

11 Get a Clue! February 20, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Victim Blamer, you’re confusing blaming the victim and using good judgment. There’s a difference.

In this case, nobody’s blaming the victim.

If you leave your purse or wallet in an UNLOCKED VEHICLE WITH THE WINDOW DOWN, and a lap top in the backseat, you will be blamed for being STUPID!

If you leave your garage door WIDE OPEN WITH VALUABLES INSIDE, you should keep your garage door CLOSED. People close their door for a reason. So nobody can GET IN!

If you keep your PURSE IN THE SHOPPING CART instead of over your shoulder while shopping, and you walk away from your cart, you will be blamed for being STUPID. Ladies with common sense (most women) keep their purse with them at all times. Their life is inside their purse, and they know it.

If you don’t understand the difference, I won’t try to explain it to you any further. You wouldn’t understand.

12 Duh February 20, 2014 at 10:07 AM

@well WHAT?
Perfect example of why weed should not be legalized. Put down the joint and get well!

13 Just Another Concord Resident February 20, 2014 at 11:13 AM

@Daniel Shays”, sorry you have such a negative view of the Posse, try becoming a member before you start denigrating a bunch of people.

14 big Chris February 20, 2014 at 11:33 AM

My tall guy buddy works there. I can see him saying no… lol just glad he wasn’t hurt.

15 Victim Blamer February 20, 2014 at 12:27 PM

@Get a clue,

Wow, you read an awful lot into what I wrote. You even found meaning that was so well hidden, I didn’t know it was there. Clearly, you know me better than I do.

16 Clayton Valley Grad February 20, 2014 at 12:37 PM

Victim Blamer, Get a Clue is correct. Ever heard the saying “there are no victims, only volunteers?”

Most crimes are crimes of opportunity. This isn’t one of them.

When people blame the victim, they’re sending a message. “Quit setting yourself up, and you wouldn’t be in this position.”

It does ruin it for those who truly are victimized by no fault of their own. (Walking down the street in broad daylight, etc.)

If you can’t tell the difference between the two, you’re not the sharpest tool in the shed.

17 Brian Griffin February 20, 2014 at 1:20 PM

I know the people that work there. Great people, nice to everyone that comes in. They do not deserve this. Glad no one was hurt.

18 Cliff Williams February 20, 2014 at 2:12 PM

Nice people at that store, they don’t deserve it. I see the gigantor guy there, I can imagine him running the robber off!

19 Nicole February 20, 2014 at 3:46 PM

He had a gun, and didn’t get any money? Did his parents happen to walk in?

I don’t mean to make light of a various serious crime, but I’m always amazed when I read “attempted armed robbery?”

I would think a gun would seal the deal. It would if I was the cashier. No amount of money is worth losing your life……

20 Nicole February 20, 2014 at 3:47 PM

I meant very serious crime.

21 Well February 20, 2014 at 4:12 PM

@Dah. My point is they are selling alcohol and got robbed. But no one would blame the victim nor should. If it were a pot club it would be a perfect example why weed needs to be illegal. And of course, blame the victim if it is legal weed involved.. and use that as a lame argument to keep weed illegal I guess. That is my point, or part of it. And @Dah, put down the bottle.

22 Wow February 20, 2014 at 4:20 PM

How did this idiot have a gun and not get away with any money?

23 Well February 20, 2014 at 5:11 PM

@Wow. Not sure he did, but even still, when I worked the counter at my old job my plan if ever was to run out the back as fast as I could and call 911, hide, leave the damn register. Not sure if it is ever a good idea to comply with an armed person robber or person. You should run, yell your head off, fight, anything but comply imo.. I know I have never.

24 Clayton Valley Grad February 20, 2014 at 6:20 PM

If someone has a gun, comply! No amount of money is worth losing your life.

If you don’t comply, you’re considered a liability to your employer.

Unbelievable!!!!

25 @Clayton Valley Grad February 20, 2014 at 6:35 PM

What if it’s some hairy, 300-pound homeless guy and he’s telling you to kneel down and pleasure him orally? Are you gonna comply, or are you gonna fight? I’m asking because I’m a hairy, 300-pound homeless guy and I haven’t had any action in a while.

26 Well February 20, 2014 at 6:41 PM

I would say run. I would not even hit the register to open it. If you have a way to duck down and run say “it’s yours” the first sight of a gun I would split if I could. Not sit there and wait to be shot. unbelievable. Esp if someone holds a gun on you and tells you to get in a car, or anything, now ay comply imo, runnnnn. Zig zag a bit. Only if I was back in a corner or something would I comply to any demand of a person with a gun. They probably could not hit a moving target anyway. Who in the hell would sit there and do what they say with a gun on you? No way in hell would I wait around to see if they decide to shot me.

27 Sheila February 20, 2014 at 6:55 PM

@Clayton Valley Grad-25

Get some help.

Well-26

If they’re looking for money, give them the money. It’s not worth it not to give them the money.

The mentality of some of the people on Claycord is not only sad, it’s pathetic.

Dealing with the general public…….

28 well February 20, 2014 at 7:40 PM

At Sheila. I would. They can have the whole register. Because I would be out of their view in about .5 seconds.

29 Huh? February 20, 2014 at 8:19 PM

Come on, what ever happened to common sense? If you’re a cashier, and someone walks in and points a gun at you, give them the M-O-N-E-Y!!!!!

The best advice from the experts is STAY CALM.

No, they’re not entitled to the money. But they have a gun. If you try to run, you could get shot. If you argue, you could get shot.

Just give them the money, call 911, and let LAW ENFORCEMENT handle it.

If he doesn’t have a gun, it’s a different story. Do what you want.

30 If you give them the money, February 21, 2014 at 9:45 AM

you could still get shot.

31 Well February 21, 2014 at 10:47 AM

My opinion, depending on the lay out behind the counter, your odds of being shot increase the longer you sit there and have a gun on you. Before hand, had a plan. And escape route. And if you see a masked guy come in or gun , JET! Leave the damn register, run to a safe place and call 911 ASAP…. This is my opinion from thinking this out and working a cash register. I personally would not sit there. In fact I did not sit there, and trust me, you can duck and run hella quick.. If you are trapped in a small area though with no way out, yes, by all means do as they say.. But I would have a plant, anytime I am dealing with cash and public access..

32 Taran February 21, 2014 at 11:55 AM

My parents are the owners of this store. I am appalled people would think my parents asked to get robbed or that they were involved with a “drug deal gone bad.” My parents are hard working people and do not deserve this. Not too long ago, my father was held at gun point at the same store, but returned the next day to provide for his family. They work day and night to provide for us, and they do not deserve to be robbed and then accused wrongly of being involved with drugs.

33 @Taran February 21, 2014 at 12:44 PM

Nobody is accusing your parents of any wrongdoing. Those remarks are sarcasm, which you would understand if you had no life and hung out here all day like some people do.

Glad to hear that your parents weren’t harmed.

34 Well February 21, 2014 at 2:52 PM

@@Taran. LOL

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