Police Blotter

Tuesday December 02, 2003

Cyclist Foils Would-be Bandits 

Police arrested two juveniles Saturday after the failed robbery of a bike rider. The victim was riding her bike along the 1800 block of Channing Way at 10:08 p.m. when a youth on a bike chased her down and yanked on her purse, police said. 

The woman clung to her purse, causing her to fall to the pavement where a second youth tried to pull it away. The cyclist held tight, and when she started yelling the two youths and a companion fled the scene. 

Minutes later, police stopped four youths at the intersection of Dwight Way and California Street, and the cyclist made positive identifications of two, who were charged with attempted robbery and released to their parents. 


Restaurant Robbed 

Two men robbed the Popeye’s Restaurant on the 1700 block of San Pablo Avenue Saturday night. Police said one robber wielded a gun, jumped the counter and demanded money from an employee, who handed over the cash from a safe before the bandits fled out the back door. 


Dominos Delivers, Even When Robbed 

A Dominos Pizza delivery man was robbed at gunpoint while walking back to his car after fulfilling an order Saturday evening on the 1500 block of Prince Street. When the thief brandished a pistol and demanded money, the victim complied—then completed his other deliveries before calling police.