Three Oakland women were arrested for felony burglary and felony conspiracy in Woodside on Wednesday (Sept. 18) after they were spotted breaking into a car in the 3400 block of Sand Hill Road, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office.
One of the women who was arrested was seen by a bystander breaking the window of a car and reaching inside, a Sept. 20 press release from the Sheriff's Office reported.
After the window-break, the woman reportedly got into a Toyota Camry with the other two women. They then drove southbound on Interstate 280 and exited the freeway at Alpine Road because of a flat tire.
The three suspects then began running east along Alpine Road before they were stopped by sheriff's deputies a short distance away.
They were arrested for felony burglary and conspiracy and booked into San Mateo County Jail.
Some of the items taken during the burglary were wallets, ID cards, driver’s licenses, credit cards, cash, and teaching materials that were found in their abandoned car, according to the press release.
The sheriff's deputies who responded to the call were in the process of investigating two other auto burglaries near the intersection of Alpine Road and Piers Lane, the press release said.
Sheriff's Office investigators are working to determine whether the other reported auto burglaries were committed by the three women.
Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Sheriff's Office anonymous tip line at 1-800-547-2700.
Editor's note: It is The Almanac's policy to withhold the names of those arrested for most crimes until the District Attorney's Office has determined that there is sufficient evidence to file charges in the case.