Northwest Quadrant – Robbery in the Vista

On May 31st, while raking his front yard on Redwood Street, an elderly resident of the Vista was approached by a young African American male approached him and asked what time it was. The elderly resident wears a large heavy gold cross on his outer clothing at all times. Some people think he’s a priest when they see him. While he was checking his watch the young man snatched the cross and chain from his neck and took off running down Redwood, crossing and running North on San Marino. The elderly gentleman wasn’t hurt, just very angry.

This is a cautionary tale for elders and anyone who wears jewelry. Even if it isn’t gold, be discreet about it. The value of the chain and cross this elderly gentleman wore and cherished was about $5. Even so, he’s fortunate he wasn’t hurt. Be aware of your surroundings, and don’t let strangers get too close if you can help it.

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