Thieves Hit Walgreen's, Nob Hill Foods

Incidents of interest from the Alameda Police Department log, April 26-29: burglaries, fallen tree, DUI arrest

A pair of thieves managed to unlock a cash register at Walgreen's, 2300 Otis Dr., while a shoplifting suspect found herself in deep trouble after she threatened to pepper spray security officers at Nob Hill Foods, 2531 Blanding Ave., the Alameda Police Department reported.

At Walgreen's, two men used a key to unlock an unattended cash register and remove about $300 on April 26, APD Lt. Ted Horlbeck said. No one witnessed the theft but it was captured on security video, he said.

The suspects are described as black male adults, one about 6 feet tall with a heavy build, wearing a white polo shirt, black pants and a black knit cap, the other about 5' 10" tall with a medium build, wearing a black shirt and black pants.

Horlbeck said the APD may release the security footage to the public later in hopes of identifying the suspects.

At , a 44-year-old woman left the store about 7:15 p.m. on April 27 without paying for several items, Horlback said.

When three Nob Hill loss prevention officers confronted the woman outside the store, she threatened to pepper spray them, Horlbeck said. The officers were not injured, he said.

The woman was arrested on suspicion of strongarm robbery and being a convicted felon in possession of pepper spray and on a parole hold.

Car Crushed

A street tree in the 1300 block of Central Avenue fell when its trunk snapped at ground level, crushing a Toyota Camry parked nearby. Two other parked cars were also damaged, according to the APD report.

The incident happened about 5:45 a.m. on April 27.


A burglar kicked in the door of an apartment on the 1300 block of Broadway on April 26 and took a televsion. a laptop computer and perfume, according to the APD.

In the 900 block of Del Mar Avenue, a burglar pried open a rear window and ransacked the residence, police said. The burglary was reported on April 27.

DUI Arrest

A 44-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated after a hit-and-run accident in the 1100 block of Bismarck Lane about 4:20 p.m. on April 29, police reoroted.

joe blow May 06, 2012 at 08:17 PM
alameda police suck, especially lt horlbeck


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