Armed Robbery at Verizon Wireless on Contra Costa Blvd. in Pleasant Hill

April 8, 2014 22:20 pm · 29 comments




The Verizon Wireless store at 622 Contra Costa Blvd. in Pleasant Hill was robbed in Tuesday night just before 8pm.

Police say the suspect, who is described as a black male adult in his 30s wearing dark clothing, confronted store employees while brandishing a firearm. The suspect stole electronics and cash and was last seen running westbound from the store.

Anyone with information about this crime is encouraged to contact the Investigations Division at the Pleasant Hill Police Department.

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Walnut Creek Resident April 8, 2014 at 10:25 PM


Just sayin April 8, 2014 at 10:51 PM

Different crimes, same description.

BagsFlyFree April 8, 2014 at 10:52 PM

Earth to property management. This store is a target for (insert crime here). Crescent Plaza security is too busy catching movie hopping teens to patrol this space enough.

Install security cameras accordingly…

BFF Out! April 8, 2014 at 10:56 PM

This wasn’t the one at Crescent Plaza. This was on Contra Costa Blvd. near Denny’s.

I'd be looking at April 8, 2014 at 11:24 PM

Poster 1 who seems to know something about where the crooks aren’t from.

VikingPrincess April 8, 2014 at 11:49 PM

No red Honda?

BagsFlyFree April 9, 2014 at 1:00 AM

* previous comment delete* poof!

PO'd April 9, 2014 at 2:15 AM

Pleasant Hill is under siege-access to freeway is why. Makes it easy to swoop and run. Used to be safe there.

Russ April 9, 2014 at 5:38 AM

don’t any of the things he stole have any of the tracking signal thingies in them?

dipstick April 9, 2014 at 5:44 AM

Clearly this whole thing was staged. The PH Police just wanted to get a pic of their spiffy new cruisers on Claycord.

No place April 9, 2014 at 6:55 AM

Is safe any more.

HangemHigh April 9, 2014 at 7:31 AM

If we started to inflict harsher punishment on these thugs, things would be safer.

Remember the OLD days when someone stealing a horse, robbing banks, etc. was hung or sent away for a very very long time?

These days we go easy on criminals they get 10th chances and continue to populate the earth with themselves and their bad ways, so the cycle continues.

Cowellian April 9, 2014 at 7:38 AM

Can you hear me now?

John H. April 9, 2014 at 7:54 AM

This idiot will be caught in a day or two.. How on earth can you think its ok to steal traceable phones and tablets? Even if he sold them all already, we can catch the people that bought stolen property and have them snitch. Easy peasy.

CR April 9, 2014 at 8:23 AM

My friend was in the crescent drive verizon when it was robbed yesterday. Nothing was said by the robber, no firearm was seen by her or anyone else she spoke with. BUT, it was said by the store employees that A)the camera’s in the store are inoperable and B) around $6,000 of electronics were stolen from the display

I live near here April 9, 2014 at 8:31 AM

Since that small Verizon store has been there they have been hit many times maybe it’s time for Verizon to think about closing that store and moving some place else. That stretch of Contra Costa Blvd. always seems to have a lot of problems with crime from Sunvalley Mall down to the highway 4 on ramp. Wasn’t it just a few weeks ago a check cashing store across the street from Safeway was robbed?

anon April 9, 2014 at 8:39 AM

This is what you do when you can’t get a job. He’ll keep doing it untill he gets caught. And he will get caught.

anonanonagain April 9, 2014 at 10:11 AM

Too many losers on the streets. They can’t even imagine where they will be in 30 years after flushing their youth on crime and drugs. Future homeless man, mumbling to himself and crapping in his pants……

John H. April 9, 2014 at 10:42 AM

This has nothing to do with not getting a job. These people do this AS their job. They are not suitable for normal human living.

Concordejet April 9, 2014 at 10:50 AM

Anon: I am sure he is going to get caught

He probably was the same guy with the red Honda probably just another get away car to make it harder for us to spot him.

Walter White April 9, 2014 at 11:06 AM

At least he didn’t drive his car into the store.

@ I live near here 16 April 9, 2014 at 11:27 AM

Really? Your solution is to give in ? Are you going to move too ? I prefer fixing the problem. Stiffer penalty, no parole, I’d like to feel safe when I go to the local store, not a prisoner in my house.

See See Dubbya

NRA #1 fan and member April 9, 2014 at 11:52 AM

It’s always the same perp….”Police say the suspect, who is described as a black male adult in his 30s wearing dark clothing”

Mr Obama please help your people out by providing job training and educating them so they can be civilized in public and FINALLY to stick around so there won’t be a 95% raised by single mother or grandparent thing

NRA #1 fan and member April 9, 2014 at 11:52 AM

Blame Obummer, I mean Obama

MrDuckyWucky April 9, 2014 at 1:23 PM

more urban “culture” for our wonderful community.

Just once I'd like to read April 9, 2014 at 1:56 PM

where the store clerk pulled up a shotgun and blew a hole the size of a watermelon through the robber…

RunDogRun April 9, 2014 at 2:03 PM

Cellphone companies should make
free cellphones available to those who
don’t have one to protect those of us
who buy them legally and to prevent
robberies like this.

FirstW April 9, 2014 at 2:09 PM


And their cute officers in their spiffy uniforms!

Basel April 9, 2014 at 9:24 PM

Similar MO in Alameda, CA on 4/1 at about the same time.

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