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Lucky Supermarket Ordered to Shelter-in-Place While Police Search for Armed Man

Police continue to search for a man who reportedly pointed a gun at a Livermore resident while trying to steal a bicycle.

The Lucky Supermarket on Holmes Street was temporarily ordered to shelter-in-place Monday while police searched for a reported armed man, Livermore Police Sgt. Erin Cole said.

At around 7 a.m. police received a report of a man who brandished a handgun toward a resident on Sierra Court, near El Caminito and Holmes Street.

The resident told police the armed man attempted to steal a bicycle.

"When the resident attempted to detain the subject, the suspect produced a handgun from his waistband and pointed it at the victim," Cole said.

The suspect then took off running southbound on El Dorado Drive, the victim told police.

The nearby Lucky Supermarket was ordered to shelter-in-place as a precaution.

"(Lucky) was open for business and we have had situations before where people go into the supermarket to try and blend in with other customers," Cole said.

Police conducted an exhaustive search and were unable to locate the suspect, Cole said.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 18 to 20 years old and was last seen wearing a black-hooded sweatshirt with white lettering and blue jeans.

An investigation is ongoing and police continue to pursue potential leads.

No injuries were reported in the incident.

Nick December 25, 2012 at 02:43 PM
No, that's how you exacerbate the situation. If a child hits another child with a baseball bat on the playground, we don't give all the children bats. It makes a bad situation worse.
Nick December 25, 2012 at 02:44 PM
@Vic Cars are meant for transport, guns are meant for killing. There's a large difference there.
Nick December 25, 2012 at 02:45 PM
Are you going to present facts for your position? Or just act the foolish, uneducated conservative? I tell you, it gets boring after a while, it's like schooling a brain dead monkey.
Nick December 25, 2012 at 03:02 PM
If you want to have a greater chance of living and not being shot to death, then yes.
Steve January 03, 2013 at 02:41 AM
How about if you are good enough to disarm a gun wielding type? Its nice to have Navy training and practice.Handgun training and lots and I mean LOTS! of practice with targets and scenarios are essential if you expect to succeed with a handgun.Hand guns are much more difficult to command then most imagine.The 12 GA. with the choke wide open and scatter shot is the best for the average home protector.

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