Emerald Lake Hills woman is snatch-and-run victim


A pair of thieves stole a purse from a woman seated in her car in the 10-100 block of West Summit Drive in the Emerald Lake Hills area of unincorporated San Mateo County on Tuesday, May 21, according to Detective Rosemerry Blankswade of the county Sheriff's Office.

The incident occurred at about 1:53 p.m. According to a news alert from the Sheriff's Office, the victim was sitting in her vehicle outside her house when a man and woman in their late teens to early 20s approached the vehicle, and the woman reached inside and grabbed the victim's purse. She then tried to rip the necklace from the victim's neck.

The two suspects then ran to a white vehicle of unknown make and model, which was parked a few houses away from the victim’s vehicle, and drove away eastbound on West Summit Drive.

Deputies searched the area but were unable to find the suspects or the vehicle, Blankswade reported.

"We would like to remind everyone to please be aware of your surroundings and report any and all

suspicious people or behavior," Blankswade said in the news alert.

The investigation of the incident is ongoing. The Sheriff's Office is encouraging anyone with information to call the anonymous tip-line at 1-800-547-2700.

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