Los Gatos residents are on alert following a pair of frightening encounters recently reported by women.
Jeannine Rajan is one of those residents who plans to be more aware of her surroundings, especially around Roberts Road where she lives. The area is where a woman said a strange man approached her car, opened her driver's side door and asked her if she knew how to get to a bridge -- likely the Roberts Road Road bridge down the street.
The woman said she thought the man was about to attack her, so she closed her door and drove off.
"It's not fun when somebody approaches you like that," Rajan said. "But luckily she came out OK."
The woman then shared her experience on Facebook with her friends. One neighbor said she remembers seeing something on her Facebook news feed last weekend.
In another incident, police said a waitress from the Opa restaurant in downtown Los Gatos was held up at knife point in a back parking lot.
The restaurant said the waitress screamed and the would-be thief took off with nothing. Police are trying to see if there's a connection between the two incidents as both happened within 24 hours of each other.