Man invades Sausalito home, attempts to rob woman at gunpoint


SAUSALITO (BCN) — Police are investigating an attempted home invasion robbery in Sausalito on Tuesday evening.

Officers responded at 7:42 p.m. to a residence in the 100 block of Central Avenue on a report of a man with a gun demanding money from a resident.

Arriving officers set up an investigation and extensive search of the area with the assistance of the Mill Valley Police Department, the Marin County Sheriff’s Office and a K-9 unit from the Novato Police Department.

The victim told police a male suspect entered the residence through an open side door and confronted her in her living room as she was seated on her couch.

The suspect pointed a handgun at the victim and demanded money, police said.

The victim stood up and screamed at the suspect to get out of her house. The suspect then pushed the woman to the ground and fled the residence on foot, according to police.

The suspect did not take anything belonging to the victim, who was not injured and called 911 as the suspect fled, police said.

The victim described the suspect as a man wearing a mask with a yellow pattern on it. He is 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall with a slim build and wore blue jeans and a neutral colored jacket, according to police.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Sausalito Police Department at (415) 289-4170.

Meanwhile, in Tiburon Sunday, there was another violent home invasion robbery. A woman was forced into a closet at around 9:16 p.m.

The suspect was wearing a bandana and holding a gun. Police said it was Tiburon’s first home invasion in 10 years.

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