With the help of an accomplice in a pickup truck, a man stole a necklace from the neck of a 25-year-old woman while she walked on Villa Street in broad daylight Monday, police said.
The victim, who reported the crime at 2:14 p.m., told police that a small, dark gray truck drove past her on Villa Street, near its intersection with Escuela Avenue and pulled over, according to Liz Wylie, a spokeswoman for the Mountain View Police Department.
A man stepped out of the truck, approached the woman and ripped the necklace from around her neck and then tried to grab her backpack, Wylie said. The woman turned away from the man, who then ran back to the waiting truck, hopped in and fled.
The victim described the suspect as a short, light-skinned Hispanic male in his 20s, wearing a flannel shirt and baggy, black jeans. The victim didn't get a very good look at the man in the truck, Wylie said. She described him as a Hispanic male in his 20s.
The woman told police that her necklace was worth around $200.