Tue. Dec 5th, 2023

PORTOLA VALLEY – A man was robbed at gunpoint in Portola Valley on Tuesday, authorities said.

The robbery was reported on Los Trancos Road near Meadow Creek Court at 2:50 p.m., the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.

The sheriff’s office said the victim was walking near his work van when he was approached by an older Ford F-150 with a black roof rack and chrome bumpers. Two men in dark-colored clothing got out of the pickup truck and walked up to the victim.

One of the suspects brandished a black handgun at the victim and demanded his tools and money, the sheriff’s office said. Concerned for his safety, the victim handed over $86 in cash.

The sheriff’s office said the suspects returned to the pickup truck and drove away southbound on Los Trancos. Deputies searched the area but did not find the suspects or the Ford.

The robbery is under investigation.

Anyone with information about the case can contact the sheriff’s office anonymous tip line at 800-547-2700.


By Arlene Huff

Arlene Huff is the founding member of Golden State Online. Before that She was a general assignment reporter. A native Californian, she graduated from the University of California with a degree in medical anthropology and global health. She currently lives in Los Angeles.

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