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.