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Two men robbed at gunpoint at Foothill College

Original post made on Nov 19, 2012

Two men were robbed at gunpoint Monday morning at Foothill College, a campus spokesman said. According to law enforcement officials, no one was hurt during the robbery.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, November 19, 2012, 2:37 PM

Comments

Posted by Wondering?, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Nov 19, 2012 at 2:48 pm

Wonder in a surveillance camera would have provided a picture instantly, rather than having to wait for a sketch?

Studants, and the public, have a right to better security than they are getting. It's only a matter of time before people start suing deep-pocket parties for compensation because of inadequate security. In the case of Foothill, it's the taxpayers' money--so all of us will end up paying for incompetent management/administration of these public spaces.


Posted by Carol, a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Nov 20, 2012 at 10:18 am

I thought there was a police station right on the Foothill campus....Looks like they don't do much.


Posted by Aggressive, a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Nov 20, 2012 at 1:10 pm

9am on Monday morning?? A lot of students must be in campus, robbers are getting more brash & aggressive.


Posted by Chief Ron Levine, a resident of Los Altos Hills
on Nov 22, 2012 at 12:54 am

Wonder - Unfortunately budget issues have prevented the college district from installing surveillance cameras in many public areas on campus. We do have a Security Master Plan that does include the deployment of cameras in a number of public areas.

Carol - The main station of the Foothill - De Anza CCD Police Department is at Foothill, in the Campus Center. I think everyone is aware that the police cannot be in all places at all times. Our officer was on-scene quickly after the crime was reported to our Department.

Aggressive - Yes, this was a very bold crime for the location and time of day. This was the first armed robbery on the Foothill campus in the nine years I have been with the Police Department.

Chief Ron Levine
Foothill - De Anza CCD Police Department