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Burglars hold Woodside man at gunpoint

Alan Lucas, an 82-year-old Woodside man living in the 100 block of Marva Oaks Drive, came home around 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25, to find his front door kicked in.

Inside were three burglars who, upon being discovered, held Lucas at gunpoint and bound him in duct tape, said Lt. Ray Lunny of the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office.

After failing to break into Lucas' two gun safes, the burglars fled with about $350 of Lucas' money, though they dropped some on the way out, police said.

Lucas was not injured, worked himself free of the tape and called 911 shortly after 4 p.m., Lunny said. Detectives are looking for two men, one of whom is heavy set, and one woman, all Hispanic adults.

Police searched the area but found no one answering that description, police said.

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The suspects appeared to be familiar with the home since they knew where the safes were located, Lunny said.

Detectives are asking witnesses or anyone with information about this case to call Detective Derron Sisneros at 650-363-4055 or the anonymous tip line at 800-547-2700.

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Burglars hold Woodside man at gunpoint

by Dave Boyce / Almanac

Uploaded: Wed, Nov 26, 2008, 2:14 pm
Updated: Fri, Nov 28, 2008, 8:58 am

Alan Lucas, an 82-year-old Woodside man living in the 100 block of Marva Oaks Drive, came home around 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25, to find his front door kicked in.

Inside were three burglars who, upon being discovered, held Lucas at gunpoint and bound him in duct tape, said Lt. Ray Lunny of the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office.

After failing to break into Lucas' two gun safes, the burglars fled with about $350 of Lucas' money, though they dropped some on the way out, police said.

Lucas was not injured, worked himself free of the tape and called 911 shortly after 4 p.m., Lunny said. Detectives are looking for two men, one of whom is heavy set, and one woman, all Hispanic adults.

Police searched the area but found no one answering that description, police said.

The suspects appeared to be familiar with the home since they knew where the safes were located, Lunny said.

Detectives are asking witnesses or anyone with information about this case to call Detective Derron Sisneros at 650-363-4055 or the anonymous tip line at 800-547-2700.

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