Woman Robbed in Los Gatos

Victim says two suspects assaulted her in the wee hours of the morning on Nov. 22.

A Monte Sereno woman has told local cops she was robbed and assaulted by two female suspects the morning of Nov. 22 behind the Los Gatos Shopping Center on North Santa Cruz Avenue in Los Gatos.

The 23-year-old victim said she was attacked at 3 a.m. while she was sleeping in her car and parked behind the Starbucks located at 442 No. Santa Cruz Ave., said Los Gatos Monte Sereno Police Sgt. Kerry Harris.

The crime, however, was not reported to police until 5:28 p.m. that day when emergency room staff at El Camino Hospital Los Gatos notified the authorities after the victim sought treatment for back pain and a scratch on her finger, Harris said.

The suspects, who searched the vehicle for valuables and then pushed the victim to the ground, are said to be adult Hispanic women.

The first one is described as being 5-foot-6, weighing 200 pounds with a "cursive" tattoo on her neck. She had long hair with dark-colored roots and "grown out" blond hair.

She was also wearing a black-hooded sweatshirt, jeans with rips and Toms style flat shoes.

The second suspect is described as 5-foot-10 to 5-foot-11, between 25 and 27 years of age and "skinny." She was wearing a red short-sleeve shirt, baggy black pants and tennis shoes. Her hair was "buzzed" around the sides and she had the rest in a ponytail.

"While the circumstances described to the officers are unusual, and her injuries were not necessarily consistent with the event as described, the police department will accept and investigate any report of a crime occurring here," Harris said.


Esmée St James December 05, 2012 at 10:32 PM
It's unsafe, especially for a woman to be asleep in her car anywhere. No doubt the victim had a good reason, we just don't know what it is. I'm just glad she was not badly hurt.
Phillip Salfen December 08, 2012 at 06:53 AM
I believe it's called, "Living in La La Land." Los Gatos, and the world in general, is not the same as when you and I grew up there. Sad, but true.
Phillip Salfen December 08, 2012 at 06:56 AM
"...Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, and Saratoga have long standing traditions of bringing our communities together." She grew up there. And it WAS like this, back then. It, obviously, is NOT that way now. Seems to be a bunch of scared people that believe the police are there to "protect", and not take ANY responsibility for THEIR OWN protection.
Phillip Salfen December 08, 2012 at 06:58 AM
It does to me. Along with, "While the circumstances described to the officers are unusual, and her injuries were not necessarily consistent with the event as described..."
Peter Cook December 27, 2012 at 11:02 PM
What Los Gatos needs is a 24 hour gun store.


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