A Hillsborough woman was the victim of an armed home invasion robbery late Wednesday night, which police said is very unusual in this typically safe and affluent Peninsula city.
"It's very unusual," Capt. Doug Davis said. "I've been with Hillsboroough now 28 years and I can count on maybe one hand the number of times that we've had a crime of this nature here."
The woman who lives in the area of Marlborough and Whitwell roads called police at 11:48 p.m. to report that she and her husband had been held at gunpoint while two other people stole their property.
The woman's husband told NBC Bay Area that the suspects pistol-whipped his wife. "They threatened her and they put a gun to her head," he said.
Police described the suspects as three men wearing black hooded sweatshirts and gloves. They got into the home through an open garage door and an unlocked interior door. Davis said that the case is strikingly similar to a home invasion robbery in Portola Valley last week, but there was no evidence at this point to definitively link the two.
Police said they have several leads and they are asking anyone who may have more information about the robbery to call the police department at (650) 375-7470.
Police are also asking any residents in the area who have a video surveillance system to review the system for evidence and share that with police.