Construction Worker Robbed at Gunpoint at Elk Grove Job Site

September 22, 2015 | A construction worker faced additional work site hazards yesterday afternoon when he was robbed at gunpoint in...

September 22, 2015 |

A construction worker faced additional work site hazards yesterday afternoon when he was robbed at gunpoint in Elk Grove. 

According to Elk Grove Police, the 45-year old male victim was at the back of the forthcoming Sizzler restaurant being remodeled on the Elk Grove-Florin Road when he was approached by a unknown suspect. The suspect brandished a handgun, reached into the victim's pocket, took the victim's cash, and fled on foot.

The suspect was described as a Black male adult, in his 30s, 5' 9", 170 lbs., wearing a colored shirt and short pants. The victim was not hurt and responding officers were unable to locate the gunman. 

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Anonymous said...

Black lives matter

Anonymous said...

More money to help this black man get a high paying job. Robbery should not be his last resort. Provide people like him with a job!

Anonymous said...

Life in dA hOOD!​

The Grove knows how to roll!

Read what Black Woman Blogging (an African American female attorney) had to say about Elk Grove and why she found it necessary to move to western Placer County (Roseville / Rocklin). Elk Grove was too ghetto for her.

Elk Grove was touted as one of the fastest growing cities during the housing boom. Here’s why: San Francisco Bay Area homes have always been more expensive than Sacramento area homes on average, no matter where those Bay Area homes were located. Elk Grove, a formerly sleepy bedroom suburb and, before that, a dairy farming community, was undergoing a construction boom.

The newly constructed houses built in Elk Grove in the run-up to the housing bubble were initially priced for the lower-priced Sacramento market, not the Bay Area market.


Folks in the ghetto in the Bay Area were able to sell their homes and buy one, and sometimes two, new homes in Elk Grove. Some of them lived in the homes, some rented them out. And many of them brought the ghetto with them. As the boom roared on, even folks in the ghetto in South Sacramento, with the assistance of shady lenders and real estate agents, were able to buy newly constructed homes costing ten times or more than annual salaries. BMNB and I didn’t know this when we rented a newly constructed home in Elk Grove in 2005 and again in 2007.

We were foolish enough to believe that new construction could not equal ghetto.

Well, it can.

We found out the hard way.

What do I mean by “ghetto” and “bringing the ghetto with you”? Well, here are some examples:.........


All of these things happened to us or near us in Elk Grove. For the life of me I could not understand why folks would move to the suburbs only to bring the ghetto with them.

Read the rest of her story at

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