Deputies seek public's finding suspects in robbery attempt on elderly woman in San Carlos

Deputies seek public’s help in finding suspects in San Carlos purse-snatch attempt

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San Mateo County sheriff’s deputies are searching for suspects connected with an attempted purse-snatching that targeted an elderly woman in San Carlos last week.

The incident occurred about 12:50 p.m. on Thursday when the victim was walking near 1000 Laurel St., according to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office.

The suspect, an unknown male possibly 18 to 20 years old, forcefully grabbed the victim’s purse, but the woman managed to maintain possession despite being pushed to the ground during the struggle, deputies said. The suspect ran towards Morse Boulevard, where he entered a waiting vehicle that fled the scene. While there wasn’t a solid description of the suspect, it was later learned that the getaway vehicle was a 1997 gold colored Toyota Corolla, with a California License plate of 8GFZ865, according to deputies.

The victim declined medical attention, stating she wasn’t injured, deputies added.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is encouraged to contact the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office Detective Bureau at 650-599-1536 or the Anonymous Tip Line at 800-547-2700.