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Group of 4 arrested for allegedly shoplifting laundry detergent, cooked chicken from Midtown Safeway

Original post made on Jul 7, 2022

Two men and two teenagers who allegedly stole from the store were confronted by an employee before they fled and were later arrested.

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Posted by Claudette
a resident of Woodside
on Jul 7, 2022 at 10:34 am

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Posted by Barron Parker Too
a resident of Barron Park
on Jul 7, 2022 at 10:47 am

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Carjacking in California is considered a serious violent crime offense. Good work, PAPD!

Posted by Bystander
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jul 7, 2022 at 11:01 am

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We have to wonder at the mindset of 4 people deciding to steal cooked chicken and laundry detergent. OK, they were hungry and a snack makes sense, but laundry detergent! I suppose they did want a clean getaway!

But seriously, 4 people to steal such items while in a stolen car makes absolutely no sense, except to say that they are the type of people who steal for the sake of stealing.

Unless of course it is some type of gang initiation! In that case, getting them off the streets sendsd the right message.

Welldone to the police.

Posted by Novelera
a resident of Midtown
on Jul 7, 2022 at 11:19 am

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What occurs to me about stealing laundry detergent is that they might have been doing what some thieves have done after the drug store thefts in San Francisco. These stolen items are then sold on e-bay or, occasionally, displayed on a blanket on a sidewalk. SF has had some problems with pedestrians being unable to walk on certain sidewalks where "vendors" sell items, many of them not obtained legally.

Posted by Mildred Peters
a resident of Midtown
on Jul 7, 2022 at 1:05 pm

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Why do these robbers come from so far away?

Wouldn't it be easier just driving to an affluent community in Contra Costa County (i.e. Danville, Blackhawk, Orinda)?

Posted by Tommy
a resident of University South
on Jul 7, 2022 at 1:15 pm

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Gang initiation. ?? lol lol lol. Go steal some pods and your in. lol . smh smh

Posted by commonsense
a resident of Woodland Ave. area (East Palo Alto)
on Jul 7, 2022 at 2:21 pm

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I remember in the late 90s a guy stole some watermelons from this store. I believe he's still in the big house. Good riddence.

Posted by commonsense
a resident of Woodland Ave. area (East Palo Alto)
on Jul 7, 2022 at 2:28 pm

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I meant 80s. He was a real troublemaker

Posted by Jennifer
a resident of another community
on Jul 7, 2022 at 5:57 pm

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Teenagers from Pittsburg coming all the way to Palo Alto to shoplift is odd. Laundry detergent in the backpack and throwing cooked chicken at employees is even odder. Are they bored kids out of school or something else.

Posted by Grew Up Here
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jul 8, 2022 at 5:41 pm

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We were in Arizona at a Target and some guy had a suitcase and was stealing Tide detergent. As mentioned above, I think they sell it. Why don't Kaepernick, Kanye, and other wealthy celebs try to improve their subculture and really make a difference? How can they complain if they aren't part of the solution?

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