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Purse-snatcher pushes woman

Original post made on Apr 28, 2011

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.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, April 28, 2011, 5:06 PM


Posted by J, a resident of Monta Loma
on Apr 28, 2011 at 6:51 pm

Unfortunately that description in this area isn't going to help.
Sad that we're not even safe at 7AM anymore.

Posted by The Eye, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Apr 28, 2011 at 10:04 pm

The Eye is a registered user.

Guard your belongings, Mountain View, for the highwayman known as the dreaded "Red Hood" hath struck! But seriously, folks, I'll bet he'll not be wearing that red hoody again, for pulling his next job.

I would suggest that area should have a Neighborhood Watch group, but I think that the fear of gang or otherwise criminal element reprisal, and the attendant fear of same, is much too high in that area, which is too bad, really.

Posted by Duke, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Apr 29, 2011 at 3:30 am

And this is the map, [Web Link].

Posted by Jesse, a resident of Castro City
on Apr 29, 2011 at 7:06 am

Isn't this near the Day Worker Center?

Posted by HoleInTheHead, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Apr 29, 2011 at 9:57 am

Depending on the meaning of word "near." [Web Link]

Posted by Tenant, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Apr 29, 2011 at 10:09 am

Day Worker Center map [Web Link]

Posted by wally, a resident of another community
on Apr 29, 2011 at 3:44 pm

right by the school. so people get mugged in front of elementary schools in Mt View now, just before they open up.

Posted by USA, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Apr 30, 2011 at 3:36 pm

USA is a registered user.

It's even closer to the Senior Center and the Bumble Bee Health Food store. Did the red hoodie have "I (heart) Tofu"? Was he using a walker?

Posted by Mr. DePortum, a resident of Blossom Valley
on May 1, 2011 at 1:53 am

Gee an Hispanic illegal, wonder of it all.

Posted by what3333, a resident of Shoreline West
on May 2, 2011 at 10:20 am

By the looks of that map, Gamel Way is a cul-de-sac.