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Recent San Carlos home break-in could be tied to crimes in Atherton, Redwood City

The Sheriff's Office believes this incident could be connected to a series of burglaries that have occurred in West Selby, Atherton, and Redwood City in recent weeks
San Mateo County Sheriff cruiser is shown on May 3, 2023. Photo by Avery Luke.

After three masked people allegedly tried to force entry through a sliding glass door in a San Carlos home Friday, the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office reminds residents to stay alert and take measures to enhance their home security. 

The incident occurred shortly after 9 p.m. on Los Vientos Way in San Carlos on Friday, Sept. 15, when three suspects tried to force their way into a home through a sliding glass door, according to a press release by the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office. The homeowners were able to “scare off the intruders,” according to the release.

Security footage taken from the home showed the suspects wearing masks, hooded sweatshirts, and gloves. The suspects also spoke Spanish and drove away in a black SUV, possibly a BMW or Mercedes, according to the sheriff’s office. 

The sheriff's office believes this incident could be connected to a series of recent burglaries in West Selby, Atherton, and Redwood City due to the parallels in timing and vehicle choice. 

The Sheriff's Office emphasizes the importance of reinforcing doors and windows, adopting comprehensive security systems, ensuring outdoor areas are well-lit, and participating in community watch programs. Additionally, residents should securely store valuables, remain vigilant to unusual activities, and frequently back up security camera footage.

Anyone with relevant information is urged to contact the Sheriff's Office at 650-363-4911.


Michelle Iracheta

About the Author: Michelle Iracheta

Michelle Iracheta is the editor at the Redwood City Pulse. Her work has appeared in the Houston Chronicle, the Las Vegas Review-Journal, The Seattle Times and the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. She enjoys spending time with her mini doodle, Kooper.
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