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Armed men invade occupied Portola Valley home

Police: No one injured in Sunday's robbery

Three men with handguns invaded an occupied house on Golden Oak Drive in central Portola Valley around 10:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 12, and got away with "an undetermined amount of U.S. currency and gold jewelry," according to a report from the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office.

No one was injured, deputies said.

A community meeting with Sheriff Greg Munks and deputies to answer questions about the robbery is set for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, in the Community Hall at 765 Portola Road.

The men, either white or Hispanic and in their late teens to early 20s, entered the house through an open garage and an unlocked kitchen door, deputies said.

The men "demanded valuables" from the residents, then left the house, deputies said. It's not known in which direction they headed.

Sheriff's Office investigators said they don't believe that the incident was random, and that the home was a target for the robbery.

Deputies are taking the opportunity to remind residents of the importance of keeping doors, windows and gates locked.

Deputies ask that anyone with information on this case contact Detective Jonathan Sebring at 650-363-4057 or write to him at Jsebring@smcgov.org. To remain anonymous, call 1-800-547-2700.

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