This is an update to a recent story.
Authorities are looking for a man who posed as an employee of the California Department of Transportation at the front door of a Woodside home while a partner secretly burgled the home through an unlocked sliding door on Friday, Feb. 25.
The Caltrans poser told the resident that he wanted to check the house's backyard for storm damage and indications of a landslide, according to an account of the incident from the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office by Lt. Ray Lunny.
When the resident, a man, asked the poser for identification, he "became nervous and left the area in a newer silver or gray SUV type vehicle," Lt. Lunny said.
While the resident did not report seeing a second suspect, he did report hearing the poser call out the name Steve as he was leaving, Lt. Lunny said.
A search revealed women's jewelry -- three silver necklaces and two watches -- missing from the master bedroom, Lt. Lunny said.
Authorities are describing the man who came to the door as having olive skin, "big" brown eyes, clean shaven, heavy set and 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 9 inches tall. He was wearing a yellow hard hat, a dark blue jacket with gold lettering or initials on the left breast.