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Saturday, April 19, 2008

Milano Restaurant Hold Up

I'm a week late with this news, which has been all over TV. For those who missed it,
the Milano Restaurant at 3425 Grand Avenue got held up by young thugs with guns last Sunday. The surveillance tape of the hold up is here:


You have to click on "OAKLAND: Watch Surveillance Video Clips Of
Sunday Robbery At Milano Restaurant" to see the video.

One of our neighbors, a stalwart member of the traffic committe who was key in helping Westlake Middle School get its traffic light, was there. Here's what she wrote:

"Unfortunately, or fortunately since no one was injured, we were robbed at Milano last night (4-13-2008) when four armed, one or more who I think were juveniles, robbed the restaurant and patrons. A black male held a gun to my husband's head while we emptied our pockets. My brother and his wife who were visiting from out of town were forced to the ground & one of them grabbed my sister-in-law by her hair because she did not have a purse with her to give up. My brother lost his wallet, ID and credit cards. About 20 patrons were robbed in about two minutes. The police responded, news crews were out. We got home about 10:30 p.m. It could have been much worse, but it was bad enough."

This is just one more thing that is making me so angry.

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