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Teenager arrested in Portola Valley robbery

 

The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office announced on Jan. 19 that it had arrested a 17-year-old suspected of an early morning robbery in Portola Valley.

According to a press release from the Sheriff's Office, the suspect approached an unnamed victim on the 200 block of Willowbrook Drive in Portola Valley, located near Corte Madera School, at around 12:50 a.m. on Sunday, simulated a weapon and demanded money and property.

The alleged robbery appears to be related to a house party, and investigators believe that the incident was not random.

The suspect was taken into custody and booked into the county's Youth Services Center.

Additional information was not immediately available.

The investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information is encouraged to call the sheriff's office at (650) 363-4911 or the anonymous tip hotline at (650) 547-2700.

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