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    I'm sure the Brady Bunch will either be silent, or blame OC'ers for these crimes... Hard to overlook that most of the robberies took place in the Peet's "Gun Free" Zones... the guy must have just not read the sign!

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    http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Susp...-87740847.html

    Suspect arrested in string of coffee shop robberies
    By: Kamala Kelkar
    Examiner Staff Writer
    March 16, 2010

    SAN FRANCISCO — A man accused of robbing as many as seven coffee shops at gunpoint — including some Peet’s and Starbucks stores — was arrested after the quick thinking of a downtown barista.

    A man wearing sunglasses and a hoodie entered the Peet’s on Third and Mission streets Sunday afternoon and pointed a gun wrapped in plastic at the chest of an employee while demanding cash, police said.

    After handing the gunman some cash, the barista ran after him and noted the license plate number of his getaway car.

    Within hours of informing the police of the robbery, and providing the license plate number and a detailed description of the gun-wielding robber to San Francisco police officers, Jacob Schildgen was arrested at a nearby residential hotel.

    "If the employee didn’t do that, we probably wouldn’t have caught anyone," said San Francisco Police Officer Craig Dong, who thanked the employee with two other officers at Peet’s on Monday.

    The employee, who asked to remain anonymous, said he positively identified Schildgen during a lineup Monday. The employee said it was the second time he has been robbed at gunpoint.

    Police said Schildgen, 42, is suspected in two other robberies at the Third and Mission Peet’s — on March 8 and Feb. 22.

    Starbucks coffee shops were victims of two other carbon-copy crimes within the past week, according to a prepared statement, but the company did not give any further details.

    Police say Schildgen is a suspect in three other robberies — including two on March 12 that occurred within a half-hour of each other — and an attempted robbery. He is also being eyed as the suspect in a March 11 holdup of a coffee shop on Divisadero Street.

    In each robbery, police say employees were threatened with use of a gun.

    Peet’s Coffee responded with a prepared statement.

    "Nothing is more important to Peet’s Coffee & Tea than the safety and security of our customers and our own employees in our stores," [what a farce - if they really cared, they would allow customers to protect themselves, rather than rely on the mercy of a violent criminal for their health and well-being! --TFred] the statement said. "We have clear protocols that are designed to keep everyone as safe and comfortable as possible in a wide range of situations. We are cooperating with the San Francisco Police Department in their investigation."

    kkelkar@sfexaminer.com


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    TFred wrote:
    "Nothing is more important to Peet’s Coffee & Tea than the safety and security of our customers and our own employees in our stores,"
    Yeah, those signs that say "no guns allowed" are doing a great job of ensuring the safety and security of theemployees and customersaint they?

    But Peet's needs to do more! They should put up signs that say "no robberies allowed". That'll make everyone there even safer!
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    NO ROBBERIES ALLOWED!






    Live Free or Die!

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    Wish I had a picture of it. Industrial WARNING sign with text saying:

    BEYOND THIS POINT ONLY CRIMINALS HAVE FIREARMS.

    It has been stuck on some places here & there right next to the gunbuster signs.

    stay safe.

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    gogodawgs wrote:
    NO ROBBERIES ALLOWED!





    Good one gogo!
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    I blame the Brady's. Why? It is obvious that the criminal got the idea from all the media attention that the Brady's tried getting to advertise the idea of robbing the coffee shops.

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