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OAKLAND (KCBS) A burglary suspect was hospitalized after being shot Thursday by a private security guard trying to thwart a home burglary in the Oakland Hills.
A guard employed by Security Code 3 was patrolling the Oakmore neighborhood when he happened upon a burglary in progress on Harding Drive, according to the company s regional manager, Richard McDermott.
The guard chased the suspected burglar onto a nearby street, eventually shooting him in the leg in a driveway on the 4000 block of Waterhouse Road shortly after 1 p.m.
It s distressing, to say the least, McDermott said, adding that it was highly unusual for one of his officers to discharge a service weapon in the course of a patrol.
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I m very concerned with my officers. They do have a lot of training. They re not police officers.
They don t get paid nearly enough money, he said, given the risks they assume.
But residents who witnessed the chase did not share his misgivings, such as Robin Kerry, whose driveway was where the alleged burglar met with a bullet.
If it had been me, I would have shot him clean through so he wouldn t have to go to the hospital, he said, but instead, to the morgue.
Authorities said this man is suspected of burglarizing a home in the Oakmore neighborhood in Oakland before he was shot in the leg by a security guard on February 13, 2014. (Caria Tomczykowska / CBS)
His neighbor, Alex Shore, praised the security guard for taking quick action to stop a crime.
It s kind of like the old western movie where everyone hides under the tables because the bad guys are in town.
Today, I hope it s a good message, she said.
Shore said about sixty residents in the area decided to contract with Code 3 Security because of incidents such as the home invasion robbery in January where an 81-year-old woman was shot by an armed intruder.
The suspect in Thursday s burglary remains hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.
His name has not been released.
The name of the security guard who opened fire has also not been made public.
MILLBRAE (CBS SF) The San Mateo County Sheriff s Office wants the public s help in locating a man who robbed a bank in Millbrae at gunpoint on Friday.
Deputies were called to reports of a robbery at the Chase bank at 10 South El Camino Real just before 3 p.m., according sheriff s spokeswoman Deputy Rebecca Rosenblatt.
Rosenblatt said a man entered the bank and demanded money from a teller while holding a gun, then made off with an undisclosed amount of cash.
The suspect fled in an unknown direction and remains at large.
He is described as a skinny black man who is about 5 feet 6 inches tall. At the time of the robbery he was wearing a shiny silver or rayon or nylon suit, a black beanie with zebra-print trim and dark glasses, according to the sheriff s office.
The sheriff s office is distributing an image of the suspect captured on a bank surveillance camera.
Anyone with information about this crime or who can help identify the suspect is asked to call the San Mateo County Sheriff s Office at (650) 363-4911. Those who wish to remain anonymous may call the sheriff s tip line at (800) 547-2700.
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LANDOVER, Md. (CBSDC) The Washington Redskins are investigating an incident involving a fan and a security guard that occurred in the upper reaches of FedEx Field at some point during the team s loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday.
A video posted to the social media website Vine appears to show a Redskins fan, who was wearing a Dallas Sucks t-shirt along with a gold Redskins hat, being tossed down concrete steps by a security guard.
The security guard appears to grab the fan by the arm shortly before the fan lunged forward and toppled down the steps in the clip.
It is not known whether alcohol was a factor in the incident.
We are aware of the incident, Redskins Senior Vice President Tony Wyllie said.
It is under review and being investigated.
The events leading up to the altercation are unclear.
It is unknown whether the fan was injured in the fall.