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Woman robbed by ‘brazen’ teens in own garage

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A 66-year-old woman, after attending a concert at the San Francisco Symphony on Tuesday night, was followed into her home in a quiet neighborhood and robbed at gunpoint by two teenagers, police said.

The woman dropped off her friends in Daly City and headed home on the 100 block of Highcrest Lane, a remote dead-end street that borders San Bruno Mountain State and County Park at the northern edge of South San Francisco.

When the woman parked her car in the garage, two Hispanic men, who were between 15 and 19 years old, followed her on foot, according to police. One suspect pointed a black gun at the victim and demanded money, while another stood nearby acting as a lookout.

Police believe the suspects followed the victim from San Francisco or Daly City to her house, recently built as part of Terra Bay Property at the base of the mountain.

"It’s a very residential area with new houses — you wouldn’t be there unless you lived there," Sgt. Joni Lee said.

The victim handed the suspects her purse, valued at several hundred dollars, before they fled toward Northcrest Drive away from the enclosed neighborhood.

"We haven’t had one like this one recently — there are a lot of robberies when they approach someone on the street to rob them, but not so brazen when they go into the person’s garage," Lee said.

The victim’s neighbor Robert Cunningham was very surprised about the crime on his street. Cunningham, who has lived in the area for seven years, said the only other crime he remembers is when someone dropped off a dead body at the end of the street. The body, he said, turned out to be from a homicide in San Francisco.

The suspect who pointed the gun is described as a Hispanic male,

5 feet 7 inches, weighing 140 pounds and wearing a black jacket. The second suspect is described as taller wearing dark clothing.

Anyone with information is urged to contact South San Francisco Police Department at (650) 877-8900.

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