San Mateo Police Seek Community's Help in Solving Crimes

In one case, the suspects robbed a man and drove away with the man still clinging to the car.

The San Mateo Police Department is asking anyone who may have witnessed two serious crimes in the city over the weekend to come forward with information.

In the first case, officers responded at 9:35 p.m. Friday to a report that five armed men had forced their way into a home in the unit block of N. Idaho Street and robbed the occupants, San Mateo Police Sgt. David Norris said.

None of the victims -- ages 21, 31 and 34 -- were injured, according to Norris.

The suspects appear to have targeted the home, and the incident is not believed to have been random.

The suspects are in their early 30s and are of mixed ethnicities, and they were driving a dark-colored, full-size SUV.

The second case occurred just before 4 p.m. Saturday, when two people in a car robbed a 35-year-old San Jose resident and drove away with the victim still clinging to the car, according to the Police Department.

Officers responded to 22nd and Isabelle avenues to reports of a traffic altercation and found the victim injured

The suspects, at least one of whom is female, appeared to have robbed the man and tried to flee while he still clung to the car.

The man was transported to a trauma center, where his injuries were deemed serious but not life threatening, Norris said.

The Police Department urges anyone with information about these crimes to contact them at:


  • SMPD Investigations Bureau: 650-522-7650
  • SMPD Secret Witness hotline: 650-522-7676
  • Anonymous Text to SMPD: 650-262-3473


The Police Department also offers the following safety guidelines:

  • If you witness a crime occurring, call 9-1-1 and keep yourself in a safe position.
  • Be a good witness by observing the suspect, physical characteristics, clothing, tattoos and scars.
  • Be able to describe the weapon.
  • Observe the direction in which the suspect(s) travel.
  • Observe any vehicles associated with the suspect.

If you are the victim of any crime in the City of San Mateo, please report these crimes to San Mateo PD at 650-522-7700


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