An elderly couple had their home broken into in San Mateo County


(BCN) – A suspected burglar tried to break into an occupied residence in the Woodside area of unincorporated San Mateo County by shattering a glass door Saturday evening, according to sheriff’s deputies.

The burglary occurred around 7:45 p.m. Saturday at a residence in the 4000 block of Jefferson Avenue.

The lights were off, but a couple in their 60s was home and in bed at the time of the burglary. The female victim found the suspect inside the residence with a flashlight and threatened to release her dog, according to deputies.

The suspect fled through the glass door he had broken. Responding deputies searched the area but were unable to locate him. The case remains under investigation.

The suspect was described as a white or Hispanic man standing 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing roughly 150 pounds.

Anyone with additional information about the break-in is asked to call the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office at (650) 363-4911.

Anonymous tips can be called in at (800) 547-2700.

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