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Mountain View police looking for alleged cellphone thieves

Police: Couple attempted to hit witness with their vehicle while fleeing scene

Police are seeking the public's help in finding a couple who stole two cellphones from a Sprint store Wednesday night, then attempted to hit a witness with their vehicle while driving away.

The man and woman, identified by police as 60-year-old Scott Gilman and 55-year-old Rebecca Fowler, were inside the Sprint store at 1040 North Rengstorff Ave. around 6:49 p.m. when Fowler allegedly grabbed the two cellphones from the counter. During the incident, Gilman also allegedly pushed one of the customers, police said.

Both Gilman and Fowler then ran to their car, a white 2004 Volvo S60, police said. As Fowler was backing out of the parking space, the two noticed someone trying to take a picture of their license plate. Fowler allegedly accelerated and tried to hit the person, but instead struck a parked car.

Police are still searching for Gilman and Fowler. Anyone with more information can contact the Mountain View Police Department at 650-903-6395.

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Posted by resident
a resident of Mountain View
on Apr 1, 2016 at 9:07 am

From petty theft of a Sprint phone to attempted murder. Enjoy the rest of your lives in prison.


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