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Two women shaken by mid-day armed robbery in Atherton

Original post made on Mar 5, 2020

A rare armed robbery that reportedly involved two elderly women confronted by two men occurred on Tuesday (March 3) in Atherton on Park Lane Tuesday afternoon, police said in a bulletin issued today.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 4:59 PM

Comments (8)

Posted by They don't really want help
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Mar 5, 2020 at 6:25 am

If they really wanted help with this case they would have posted a description of these "Men".


Posted by Peter Carpenter
a resident of Menlo Park: Park Forest
on Mar 5, 2020 at 9:56 am

"Robberies in Atherton are rare, according to recent crime statistics from the Atherton Police Department. In 2018 there were only two robberies, in 2017 there were none, and in 2016 there was one."

Perhaps Council member Lempres should be asking why do we spend all this money on a police force if robberies are so rare?


Posted by Local walker as well
a resident of Woodside: other
on Mar 5, 2020 at 12:23 pm

@Peter Carpenter - perhaps robberies are rare because Atherton spends enough on the police force...I sure hope our neighboring communities do the same. I applaud Atherton Police.


Posted by MEMBERONE
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Mar 5, 2020 at 1:02 pm

My major issue with the police report is that it was sent to Atherton residents ONE FULL DAY LATER. Occurred about 12:15 on 3/3, reported by Atherton notification 12:31 3/4.
How can we bolo or help when the report is not timely ?


Posted by menlo parent
a resident of Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on Mar 5, 2020 at 1:53 pm

64 = “elderly”? Really?


Posted by Peter Carpenter
a resident of Menlo Park: Park Forest
on Mar 5, 2020 at 1:56 pm

"@Peter Carpenter - perhaps robberies are rare because Atherton spends enough on the police force."

Precisely m y point since Lempres has complained (see Dec 18, 2019 Council minutes item 18) about the cost of fire services because " we have had only one fire in the last year"..


But then consistency is not one of his strong points.


Posted by Realist
a resident of Atherton: other
on Mar 5, 2020 at 2:25 pm

Ageist much?

May I suggest that 64, rather than "elderly," is the average age of Park residents. Is the Almanac positing that the robbers would have avoided a 20-something female? They had a gun; I'm guessing they would have attacked any woman.


Posted by Downtowner
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Mar 5, 2020 at 3:32 pm

Well, golly. The handgun was "dark-colored." Any idea whether the 2000-ish Ford Explorer was light, dark, or bright? What color was the "slicked back hair?" Were the men short / tall / heavy-set / thin? Were they fair, medium or dark complected? Bearded or clean-shaven? Not much to go on here.

And yes, I'd say 75 years old is past middle-age & go with elderly.


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