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Police deem area near Pleasanton Chevron safe

PLEASANTON (KRON) -- Police have deemed the area of a gas station in Pleasanton safe Saturday after a suspicious device was found to be an electronic anti-theft security device.

At 10:15 a.m. police reported a "suspicious circumstance" at the Chevron station on Hopyard Rd. They warned the public to avoid the area while the Alameda Bomb Squad investigated a suspicious device in a garbage can.

According to police, the device had loose wires, lights, and emitted an audible tone.

People are asked to stay away from this location while police investigate.

The Alameda County Bomb Squad responded and used their specialized equipment to identify the object as an electronic anti-theft security device.

The scene has been deemed safe and Chevron is open for business, police said.

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