Mountain View Voice

News - May 6, 2011

Crime briefs

Robbery

A woman told police she was pushed from behind and robbed of her purse at about 7 a.m. on April 27 as she walked in the 500 block of Escuela Avenue.

The robber was wearing a red hooded sweatshirt, according to Liz Wylie, spokeswoman for the Mountain View Police Department.

The victim, a 45-year-old Mountain View woman, struggled to keep her purse. But the man ultimately wrestled the purse away from her and fled, Wylie said. He was last seen running west on Gamel Way.

Police searched the area for the suspect or evidence, but came up with nothing, Wylie said. The victim lost $150 in the robbery.

Loitering

A young woman returned home in the early hours of April 28 and saw an unknown man walking up to her bedroom window, police said.

The 19-year-old pulled up to her condominium complex located at 928 Wright Ave. at about 12:30 a.m., according to Liz Wylie, spokeswoman for the Mountain View Police Department.

When the young woman pulled up, she saw a man wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and light colored pants, and he appeared to be peering in her window.

Wylie said the woman was worried that the man was going to attempt to break in, so she opened her car door, hoping the noise would scare the man off. The man immediately turned and walked away at the sound of the woman's car door.

Residential burglary

A burglar, or burglars, made use of a very short window of opportunity last week — crawling through the kitchen window of a Mountain View apartment and making off with an undetermined amount of miscellaneous jewelry.

The burglary happened sometime between 9:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. on April 28 at a complex located at 2390 Middlefield Rd., according to Liz Wylie, spokeswoman for the Mountain View Police Department.

When one of the apartment's resident's returned home, he found the kitchen window open with its screen pried off, Wylie said.

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