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Published on April 12, 2024
San Mateo Sheriff's Office Investigates Early Morning Armed Robbery in North Fair OaksSource: Google Street View

Armed thieves hit a North Fair Oaks business in the early hours of Friday morning, prompting an investigation by the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office. Deputies were called to the scene at about 2:15 a.m. on El Camino Real, where they learned that two individuals had robbed the establishment at gunpoint.

According to a Facebook post by the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office, the suspects, who were confronted by two victims inside the business, managed to escape on foot with stolen items. While wielding what were believed to be firearms, no injuries were reported from the victims.

Investigators are treating the robbery as a "isolated incident" and are busy piecing together the circumstances that led up to it. Anyone with knowledge of the event is urged to come forward as the officials seek to track down the perpetrators.

The Sheriff's Office has opened up multiple channels for tips, hoping to gather information from the public. Deputy Michael Nelson has been designated as the contact point for those looking to provide insight, reachable at [email protected] or by calling 650-363-4911. The Sheriff's Office also maintains an anonymous Tip Line available at 1-800-547-2700 for those who wish to share information without revealing their identity.