Women sought in purse-snatching

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Here's KTVU crime reporter Henry Lee's Rap Sheet blog for May 20, 2016:

THREE WOMEN WANTED IN PURSE SNATCH: Daly City police are asking for the public's help in identifying three women in connection with a purse snatching.

The incident happened at a business on the 2000 block of Geneva Avenue about 1:30 p.m. Thursday.

One of the women went behind the counter, stole the cashier's purse and then put it into her own shoulder bag, police said.

The two other women "distracted the cashier by engaging her in conversation," police said. One of them blocked the view of the victim as her purse was stolen. Inside was her personal information, debit cards and about $150.

Anyone with information is asked to call Daly City police at (650) 991-8119 or the anonymous TIP line at (650) 873-AIMS and refer to case number 16004442.

WOMAN INTERRUPTS BREAK-IN: Two burglars kicked in the front door of a home in Palo Alto but fled when they were confronted by a woman who yelled at them, police said today.

The incident happened at a home on the 1300 block of Dana Avenue about 5:50 p.m. Thursday.

The resident, a woman in her 60s, was home alone when she heard a "crashing noise" near the front of her house, police said. 

She went to see what was going on and realized that her front door had been kicked in, and a stranger was standing inside.

"She yelled at him and startled him," police said. "At that point, a second male came running down the staircase from the second floor." Both men ran out the front door without taking any of her property.

The woman called police. Officers searched the area but came up empty. 

The victim described the intruders as men in their 20s or 30s with dark skin. Both were close to six feet tall and about 250 pounds. One wore orange shorts and a gray T-shirt, and the other had on dark shorts or pants and a top with a stripe or other marking on it.

Anyone with information is asked to call Palo Alto police at (650) 329-2413.

CRIME FILES: Join me and Pittsburg police at about 10:45 p.m. Sunday, May 22 as we discuss "Exchange Zones," a special place outside the Police Department designed specifically for people to safely conduct transactions. 

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