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Menlo Park liquor store robbed at gunpoint

Original post made on Jan 1, 2013

Customers shopping at the Tri-E-Z got more than they bargained for Friday night after two men, one armed with a handgun, robbed both store and shoppers.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Saturday, December 29, 2012, 10:02 AMa

Comments (12)

Posted by whatever, a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Jan 1, 2013 at 11:38 pm

Well looks like the Almanac went strictly by the police report. Check a little more and you'd know that these are the same two guys who previously robbed the store, even taking the exact same liquor as last time.

BTW saying customers "got more than they bargained for" is a bit flippant when "reporting" on a very dangerous situation which luckily didn't turn deadly.


Posted by steppinout, a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jan 2, 2013 at 1:56 pm

Do they have video cameras? Did the customers or clerk get a good look at the 2nd suspects face?


Posted by Rex, a resident of Atherton: other
on Jan 2, 2013 at 1:59 pm

Customers with concealed carry permits could have held the two robbers until police arrived.


Posted by Conceal Carry, a resident of Woodside: Emerald Hills
on Jan 2, 2013 at 2:22 pm

Funny, I never see cops arguing for vigilantes with carry permits getting into a shoot out with perceived criminals.

A bunch of George Zimmermans walking around, ignoring a police dispatcher's order to stay in his car.... what could go wrong? Maybe........

Concealed carry #1 walks into Tri EZ, sees a man holding a gun on the guy behind the counter, shoots him, then finds out the customer he shot was also a conceal carry (call him #2) who was holding the gun on the criminal behind the counter emptying the register. The criminal then shoots conceal carry #1, who already shot conceal carry #2 for the criminal, and then the criminal grabs all the extra guns on the way out.

yeah, that's a win-win for every one.

APD would be thrilled with all that 'help'.

Stupid.


Posted by Teri, a resident of Atherton: other
on Jan 2, 2013 at 3:59 pm

Not to worry, you have it right. If you couldn't distinguish the proprietor from the perpetrator you shouldn't have a gun. If you get one, keep the bullet in your shirt pocket so you don't accidentally shoot yourself in all the confusion, Barney.


Posted by Conceal Carry, a resident of Woodside: Emerald Hills
on Jan 2, 2013 at 4:03 pm

"If you couldn't distinguish the proprietor from the perpetrator you shouldn't have a gun."

Because that training and testing for that identification process (while in "the fog of war") is part of the requirements?

To be part of a well REGULATED militia?


Posted by Rex, a resident of Atherton: other
on Jan 3, 2013 at 5:02 am

The comfort with which criminals rob citizens changes quickly when the odds aren't in their favor. Interesting how my post above included undercover trained police officers, yet one poster took it into unrealistic fantasy. While I respect anothers First Amendment rights of all free speech, it should be used responsibly. I don't insult nor group responsible gun owners with the irresponsible nor the incompetent. Yet we allow some to join a conversation no matter how little realistic experience they display.
Most criminals have little skills and thus are simply opportunistic thugs. They rob because they have failed at most things in their life, such as study, commitment or simple responsibility. The more criminals are successful in robbing the unarmed, they do graduate to something, to more serious crimes.


Posted by Conceal Carry, a resident of Woodside: Emerald Hills
on Jan 3, 2013 at 10:56 am

"Interesting how my post above included undercover trained police officers" No, it did not.

You specifically said: "Customers with concealed carry permits" walking in to buy booze.

That's a lot different than trained, background checked, responsible, professional, union police officers.

"I don't insult nor group responsible gun owners with the irresponsible nor the incompetent." How can you tell or choose the difference, even in a hypothetical like gun toting drunks walking in to buy booze? Your example was "Customers with concealed carry permits" walking into Tri EZ.

Yeah, to reload with a pint of Jack, whoa, lookie here, a guy with a gun, I can be a hero now, and celebrate with a fifth, rather than a pint of Jack!!!

What can possibly go wrong with drunks walking into a liquor store with loaded weapons?

I'll stick with:

Stupid.

That's why the founders called it a REGULATED militia.


Posted by Teri, a resident of Atherton: other
on Jan 3, 2013 at 11:59 am

Stick with whats comfortable for you Barney. Just don't chamber a round.


Posted by Undercover cops, a resident of Atherton: other
on Jan 3, 2013 at 12:06 pm

Rex wants to raise taxes for more union police for Atherton.

Okay.

That'll happen.


Posted by Treyvon Martin, a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Jan 3, 2013 at 1:47 pm

Seems like more guns around, means more guns for the bad guys to steal.

Or more Treyvon Martin's, eating skittles and dying because some bozo thinks he's Wyatt Earp.

I proudly wear my black hoodie in honor of innocent gun victims.


Posted by Rex, a resident of Atherton: other
on Jan 9, 2013 at 10:24 am

It is amusing to observe those attepting to speak about what the intentions of the founders and forefathers were. Citing selective parts of a document or even sound bites from the media isn't exactly speaking intelligently no matter how much excessive punctuation is included. Most of the obtuse are confused by facts: 64 million other gun owners didn't abuse their responsibilities yesterday;
most thugs on video taped robberies are wearing "hoodies"; TRI-EZ market sells groceries not just liquor and robbers have already made the decision to take a life if necessary. Many post rants of emotionally charged far fetched fantasy but offer no positive concrete solutions.


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