Concord Police Investigate Possible Home Invasion Robbery Off Pine Hollow Rd.

February 23, 2014 15:41 pm · 28 comments

Concord Police are investigating a possible home invasion robbery off Pine Hollow Rd. in Concord.

The crime occurred on Via Doble, which is near Pine Hollow Rd. & Rolling Woods.

At least one person received non-life-threatening injuries.

The suspects were described as three Hispanic males in their 20s & 30s, two had red shirts and one had a birthmark on his upper lip.

No more information is available at this time.

anon February 23, 2014 at 3:44 PM

that explains the sirens!

Hmmm, February 23, 2014 at 3:52 PM

Same group may have paid us a visit a few months ago.. Or tried. And no, we did not know them.

Mr. Pink February 23, 2014 at 3:53 PM

Which is why my wife is always afraid to leave doors unlocked/open. Never know who might come charging in.

Jennifer February 23, 2014 at 4:04 PM

Home invasions are scary. We live in a very safe neighborhood in WC, but we have a “ghetto screen door.” Crime happens everywhere, and we don’t want anyone kicking our door in. We have a really nice “front door”, and the beauty of it is hidden behind the screen. Security is more important.

I’ve always wondered if home invasions are random or not. Probably both,.

iluvfriedchicken February 23, 2014 at 4:19 PM

Did this happen last night?

lg February 23, 2014 at 4:29 PM

Get a gun to protect yourself!!

dilligafman February 23, 2014 at 4:35 PM

S.O.S. (shoot on sight) Then throw in the nearest ravine to feed the starving coyotes!!!

Curious February 23, 2014 at 4:38 PM

The location seems strange, as you’d expect scumbags like this to pick a place with easier exit (near a freeway onramp or main road). I’m wondering if this house was scouted out in advance by someone tipped off from a work crew or service call. Via Doble isn’t exactly a fast in/fast out kinda place. I’m thinking they were after something specific or had reason to believe this house would be worth the trouble after it was seen from the inside.

There’s more and more of this going on. I have a close friend who had work done on her home so she could list it for sale and like clockwork, the place was cleaned out in a matter of days. Fortunately she took most of her personal stuff beforehand. They’ve been back since the first time, too.

I’m mentioning this so people can be more aware of having strangers come in their home, i.e. your initial contact for service or work may seem legit, but then they hire someone off the street without background checks to do the actual work, e.g. swing by Monument to pick up a “crew” to come into your home.

Hmmm, February 23, 2014 at 4:39 PM

Me too Mr. Pink. My wife too. Before was married it would have just given me a chance to test out my pitch fork and hay Hooks. But it was only me then. Now I have to think a bit more and lock doors and set alarms etc.. when I am home even.. Used to be only when I was out.. I am not so reckless anymore. Now I grab the gun and cell phone for an intruder. .. And call 911. I’m not really afraid of anyone, but now I am for my wife etc..

anon February 23, 2014 at 4:45 PM

and then its not breaking and entering its just ‘entering’.

Lari February 23, 2014 at 4:50 PM

I knew I find out what was up on Claycord. I was driving up Ygnacio and saw three police cars do U-turns at the light and head back down Pine Hollow…one after the other. @Mr. Pink: like your wife, I never leave doors unlocked either.

Molon Labe February 23, 2014 at 4:52 PM

Hopefully the local sherrif follows San Diego’s lead. Allow concealed carry as our 2A right. Without jumping through all the hoops.

I'm with curious February 23, 2014 at 5:43 PM

I would never bring someone from Home Depot
to work at my home. “Home invasion” robberies are
never random on my opinion.

Anon February 23, 2014 at 5:59 PM

Wow, I thought this kind of scum only happened on Meximent Blvd.

Chevrolet girl February 23, 2014 at 6:09 PM

I too lock my doors day and night. My husband says it’s like Fort Knox. This country is going down hill fast. In the old days doors and windows were open all night in the summer without fear some scumbag would enter. They tried to enter my house twice, once at 10 pm when we were going to bed and the other at 8pm, lights on, cars in the drive way. Criminals are bold because nothing happens to them.

Jerk February 23, 2014 at 6:36 PM

If they are unsure if You have a piece and you are willing to use it – they’ll think twice.
If they are too stupid to comprehend that – when the shots ring out, they’ll either be on the ground or out the door – I don’t care, My first concern is to defend my family and for the Record: Anyone entering uninvited – I FEAR FOR MY LIFE, so beware.

Kevin February 23, 2014 at 6:41 PM

This is a true story. A friend of mine lost his job, and with the way the economy is, he knew finding a job might be tough.

So he thought he’d stand out on Monument “looking for work” until he found what he wanted. His Dad told him “get a job.” (How parental).

He’s a white guy in his 30’s, and he was picked up immediately by a guy named Bob in Blackhawk.

Bob was going through a divorce, and was looking for cheap labor for his home. He was re-doing the deck.

Bob way overpaid my friend (he could afford it) because he liked him, and my friend is a very hard worker.

My friend has gone from living in Concord to San Ramon. He’s now business partners with Bob, and buying a house in Danville.

When he first told me this story it sounded like BS, but his Dad and brothers both told me it’s true… actually happened.

Who would think standing out on Monument looking for work (desperation) would lead to such luck?

He just wanted legitimate work, and a little cash in his pocket. He ended up with “a little bit more.”

Whenever people criticize Monument Blvd., he smiles and says “Monument isn’t that bad.”

@kevin February 23, 2014 at 7:23 PM

I was in a similar situation many years back. I
chose labor ready, and quickly did so well I got
the best jobs they got. This led to a 60k a year
position that, although not Danville , put me in
a better life path.
The moral here is honest, hard work can, and
does pay off.

anon February 23, 2014 at 8:58 PM

Kevin and @Kevin,

You both have inspiring and heart-warming stories about your experiences. Thank you for sharing them.

@Molon Labe #13 February 23, 2014 at 9:12 PM

“Allow concealed carry as our 2A right. Without jumping through all the hoops.”

Uh, those hoops are there for a reason. You’re the kind of person that has added to the problem of gun violence by not supporting common sense hoops.

anon February 23, 2014 at 9:25 PM

so. if it isnt asking too much or if the writers of first hand accounts of home burglaries would mind adding a few more details please…it would help much. I am a 45 yr old single professional woman living alone w dogs and a gun. my questions of those having had the attempted or completed burglaries is to get a sense of why they think they were targeted. was it a something about their location, affluent area residence, had recently had work done, etc. ..? Was an alarm system activated ? I am grateful for the followup responses…really helps me to consider my and other widower neighbor s potential security vulnerabilities..and a sense of the bad guys targets. im sorry for those who had losses and proud of the strength shown to share n help community.cheers.

Elwood February 23, 2014 at 10:26 PM

Make sure the entry wound is in the front of the perp’s body.

Just to be on the safe side, drag the corpse into your house.

East Bay Babe February 23, 2014 at 11:37 PM

@ Elwood…remember…SHOOT, SHOVEL and SHUTUP =)

Duck February 24, 2014 at 8:19 PM

I bet they got the wrong house.
The CA Senator lives right next door.
I’m sure he packs a gun everywhere he goes…………if he doesn’t he is a fool.
This State is a mess…….I never thought we would see things that happen daily around here, ever happen.

concord February 24, 2014 at 9:32 PM

i just got done installing security doors but still won’t answer the front door any more anyway because these guys are armed. quit doing it about 10 years ago. the world just isn’t the same any more.

Nick February 24, 2014 at 10:04 PM


I have no idea if it was random, but if it wasn’t, I don’t think the Senator was a target.

The elderly are an easier target. I really don’t think I have to explain this to you.


Glad to read you have security doors. We have one too. No kicking in our front door.

Big Al March 3, 2014 at 4:53 PM

Local Crimes.
All your comments about home invasion and other local crimes miss the point. Who do you think are doing these crimes? Have you forgotten about the 30 million or so illegals who have poured in across our southern border, a large portion who were invited to the Concord area by our incredibly stupid city Counsel members with various aid programs. Their incredible stupidity ruined Concord. I have lived in Concord for 56 years and remember when it was a pleasant bedroom community. And now it’s a crime ridden ghetto replica of of the worst part of Tijuana. Why? Because of stupidity of our city officials and apathy by our residents to not contest the Hispanic invasion. By the way, what makes anybody think that anybody who breaks the law to get here will obey the law when they get here? Make no mistake, the hordes that came here illegally were the worst not the best. I’m certainly not in favor of them being a fellow American citizen of mine. First of all, they don’t want to be a citizen, except for the benefits, food stamps, Section 8 housing, SSI,etc. They
don’t want to learn English. They drive without drivers license or insurance, How’s that for gratitude? And then you wonder why we are having home invasions in this area?

Big Al March 3, 2014 at 4:56 PM

Moderation? Please explain.

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