A woman was robbed in her Palo Alto home at gunpoint Friday afternoon by three intruders, including two women who said they were looking for someone.
The robbery occurred at 1:10 p.m. in the 300 block of Curtner Avenue, according to police Agent Dan Ryan. (View map)
The woman answered a knock on her door to find two women and a teenage male, Ryan said. One of the woman showed a gun and forced the resident inside, ordering her to get on the floor. The three said they were looking for someone named Miguel and then they searched the home, taking cash, jewelry and a mobile phone, Ryan said.
They left after five minutes.
Police searched the immediate area and talked with neighbors.
The woman with the gun was described as Hispanic, about 20 years old, 5-feet 6-inches tall with a thin build. She was wearing a dark, hooded sweatshirt and carried a semi-automatic pistol.
The second woman was described as Hispanic, about 18-20 years old and about 5-feet 5-inches tall. The male was described as Hispanic, about 12-14 years old and shorter than the two women.
On Monday, several people on the block had still not heard of the robbery. One woman expressed shock when told about it, which a man commented, "I guess it can happen anywhere."
Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call the police anonymous tip line at 650-329-2190.