Walnut Creek to Spend $2 Million in Response to Broadway Plaza TheftsWalnut Creek will beef up its police presence by spending $2 million over 18 months to add five officers to a new downtown beat, adding security cameras to the area, and flying a tether drone over Broadway Plaza.
San Jose Approves License Plate Readers In Effort To Stop Smash And Grab RobberiesIn an effort to combat the spike in retail “smash-mob” robberies plaguing the Bay Area, the San Jose city council has approved spending a portion of federal COVID-19 relief money on license plate readers (LPR).
UPDATE: 'Violent Robbery Caravans' Confronting Police On Oakland StreetsCiting gunshots fired twice at officers over the weekend, Oakland Police Chief LeRonne L. Armstrong voiced concerns Tuesday over the firepower being displayed by 'violent robbery caravans' that were committing crimes in the East Bay city.
Authorities: Suspect In Walnut Creek Nordstrom Smash-And-Grab Out On Bail; 2nd Suspect Appears In CourtA suspect in last week's smash-and-grab robbery at a Nordstrom store in Walnut Creek is out on bail, while a second suspect who was released due to a computer error appeared to court, authorities said.
Kevin Nishita's Daughter Opens Up After Fatal Shooting; 'He Doesn't Want Us To Be Sad'Security guard and former police sergeant Kevin Nishita's only daughter opened up exclusively to KPIX 5's Betty Yu about her dad's final heroic act.
Newsom Enlists California Highway Patrol To Help Stop Smash And Grab RobberiesAfter a rash of smash-and-grab robberies, Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered California Highway Patrol officers to increase patrols on freeways adjacent to busy California shopping centers and make stops at the malls.
Santa Clara Shoe Store Ransacked in Late Night Smash-and-Grab RobberyDozens of burglars smashed into the doors of a shoe store Sunday night and stole thousands of dollars worth of shoes in the latest smash-and-grab robbery in the Bay Area.
Suspect in Nordstrom Smash-and-Grab Robbery Appears in CourtOne of three people charged with felonies in connection with the smash and grab of Nordstrom in Walnut Creek entered a plea of not guilty in court Monday.
Brazen Smash-And-Grab Robbers Ransack Antioch Walgreens Four hammer-wielding suspects smashed locked plexiglass cases at an Antioch Walgreens over the weekend, stealing $2,400 worth of cosmetics and other merchandise.
Interrupted Car Burglary Turns Deadly in Oakland's Lake Merritt A man was fatally shot Sunday in Oakland's Lake Merritt neighborhood, the latest victim of an on-going surge in violence in the East Bay community.
Heavy Police Presence Doesn't Dampen Black Friday Holiday Shopping Spirit In Union SquareAfter a rash of smash and grab retail robberies, among the greeters, shoppers, and visitors in Union Square on Black Friday, were San Francisco police officers.
Black Friday Opening Hours Rush Of Customers Only A Memory This YearNicolas Perry drove into the parking lot of the Pleasant Hill Best Buy store shortly after midnight, fully prepared to spend hours standing in an ever-growing line outside waiting for a 5 a.m. dash inside to take advantage of the Black Friday door-buster deals.
Link Found Between Smash-and-Grab Burglaries in Larkspur and Palo AltoAs Bay Area law enforcement agencies continue to investigate numerous high-profile smash-and-grab retail burglaries, detectives from two departments separated by about 50 miles seem to have found links between two of the incidents.
Smash-And-Grabs Prompt Heavy Security Presence At Valley Fair, Santana Row As Holidays NearWith the holiday shopping season set to begin, police and security presence were heavy at Valley Fair Mall and across the street at Santana Row, in the wake of a series of disturbing retail robberies across the Bay Area.
Smash-and-Grab Mob Thwarted In Downtown Palo Alto; 2 Suspects ArrestedPolice in Palo Alto on Wednesday confirmed a recent attempted robbery at a shop over the weekend by a large group of suspects that was thwarted by officers, leading to the arrest of two individuals.