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Man arrested for taking woman hostage: San Mateo burglary escalated when resident came home
March 29, 2014, 05:00 AM Daily Journal staff report

San Mateo police arrested a man Thursday suspected of attacking a San Mateo woman and holding her hostage for nearly a day after she walked in on him burglarizing her home March 17.

The man, identified as Hugo Munguia, 20, of unincorporated Redwood City, was arrested at about 4:30 p.m. at his home after following up on about 30 leads generated from publishing a photo of him at an ATM withdrawing money from the woman’s account over the course of about 24 hours, according to police.

A search warrant at his home helped police recover “significant” evidence tying him to the crime.

The 66-year-old woman arrived at her Edinburgh Street home in the Aragon neighborhood around 12:45 p.m. March 17 when she was confronted and attacked by the man. The man was armed with a handgun and, after tying the victim up, left to hit multiple ATMs and returned to the home at least once, San Mateo police Sgt. Dave Norris said.

Over the following 24 hours, he accessed her account through multiple ATMs, including one located at the Bank of America on Third Avenue and El Camino Real, Norris said.

The man returned to the woman’s home and stole items including jewelry and miscellaneous electronics before finally leaving the house with the woman still tied up, Norris said.

The woman was able to break free around noon Tuesday, March 18, and went to a neighbor to call police. When police arrived, he already fled the scene, according to police.

The woman suffered non-life threatening injuries and was taken to the hospital where she was later released, Norris said.

The burglary followed the typical door-knock burglary pattern seen as a Bay Area-wide trend. The suspect was able to gain easy access to the residence due to unlocked perimeter gates and doors, according to police.

Munguia was booked into San Mateo County Jail for robbery, residential burglary, assault with a deadly weapon, kidnapping (for moving the victim to another room in the residence), and false imprisonment of an elder. San Mateo police detectives are investigating Munguia’s possible involvement in other burglaries, according to police.

 

 

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