A nighttime stroll turned terrifying for a woman on Sharon Road in Menlo Park Monday night (Oct. 3) when she was confronted by a man with a gun.
A little before 10 p.m., as she was talking on a cellphone while walking, a man pointed a gun at her chest and ordered her to get in a car, police said.
She refused; the robber snatched her purse instead and ran to the car, which was driven south toward Sharon Park Drive.
The police report describes the attacker as a Hispanic man in his early 20s with a shaved head, wearing a gray top and possibly dark pants.
There is no description of the getaway driver yet, but the car was said to be gray or silver.
Police ask anyone with information to call 650-330-6300 or the anonymous tip line at 650-330-6395.