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Redwood City woman’s backpack stolen at gunpoint
April 18, 2013, 05:00 AM

San Mateo County sheriff’s deputies are on the lookout for a man who held up a woman and stole her backpack in a brazen daytime robbery in unincorporated Redwood City on Tuesday afternoon.

At around 2:45 p.m., the 27-year-old woman was walking in the 400 block of Fourth Avenue near Middlefield Road in North Fair Oaks when she heard shuffling behind her.

When she turned around, she was immediately assaulted by a Hispanic man in his 20s who was armed with a handgun, San Mateo County sheriff’s spokeswoman Rebecca Rosenblatt said.

The victim told authorities that the man pointed a gun at her and demanded her backpack, which she gave him. He then ran away, heading east on Fourth Avenue and then south on Park Road, according to Rosenblatt.

Although the robbery was reported minutes after it occurred, sheriff’s deputies who canvassed the area were unable to locate the suspect.

He is described as a thin, 6-foot-tall man with short dark hair. He was last seen wearing black jeans and a black, long-sleeve “hoodie,” and may have been driving a late 1990s-model green Honda Civic.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact sheriff’s Detective Andrew Armando at 363-4347.

 

 

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