In a follow-up to a home-invasion robbery by armed men in central Portola Valley on Sunday evening (June 12), the town has scheduled a community meeting with San Mateo County Sheriff Greg Munks and deputies at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, in the Community Hall at 765 Portola Road.
The robbery occurred at around 10:30 p.m. Sunday night when three men with handguns invaded an occupied house on Golden Oak Drive, entering through an open garage and an unlocked kitchen door, and confronted the occupants, deputies said.
They demanded valuables, then left the scene in an unknown direction with "an undetermined amount of U.S. currency and gold jewelry," deputies said. The men were described as either white or Hispanic and in their late teens to early twenties.
At the community meeting, Mr. Munks and deputies will be available to answer questions from the public, according to a statement from the town.
Investigators said they don't believe that the incident was random, and that the home was a target for the robbery.
Deputies are taking the opportunity to remind residents of the importance of keeping doors, windows and gates locked.
Deputies ask that anyone with information on this case contact Detective Jonathan Sebring at 650-363-4057 or write to him at Jsebring@smcgov.org.
To remain anonymous, call 1-800-547-2700.