SAN MATEO (CBS SF) — Investigators were asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect wanted in connection with a mugging in San Mateo’s Central Park on Tuesday, police said.
At about 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, a 24-year-old woman was walking her dog near the rose garden in Central Park when the suspect approached and struck the victim with an unknown object, according to police.READ MORE: California Reopens: San Francisco Celebrates End Of COVID Restrictions; 'You Can Look At People, You Can Smile'
The suspect stole the woman’s purse and fled toward the Japanese Tea Garden, police said.
He is described as a dark-skinned man in his 20s, standing about 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing about 160 pounds. He was wearing a green jacket and a black hat at the time of the mugging, police said.READ MORE: UPDATE: Crews Respond To Structure Fire In Oakland
The victim suffered injuries not considered life-threatening. She was treated by paramedics at the scene, according to police.
Officers searched the area but were unable to locate the suspect or witnesses.
Anyone with information about the mugging is asked to contact police at (650) 522-7654 or the secret witness hotline at (650) 522-7676.MORE NEWS: CA Election Officials Want Newsom Recall Held After Mid-September
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