SSFPD Media Release: Residential Burglaries & Robbery

South San Francisco, CA   November 16, 2015   Submitted by SSFPD    SSFPD logo color

South San Francisco Police to hold a neighborhood community meeting on November 19th

On November 15th 2015 at about 9:15 PM, a 79 year-old female resident on the 100 block of Lomitas Avenue in South San Francisco was inside her bedroom when she heard someone come into her house. The victim was confronted in her bedroom by two unknown males wearing   masks or hoods. The suspects demanded money from the victim and made her stay in her bedroom.   The suspects then ransacked the home and stole numerous items. The suspects fled   the home in an unknown direction by unknown means.

This burglary and robbery is possibly related to another one that occurred in the same neighborhood on November l21 at about 8:30 PM on Camaritas Avenue in South San Francisco. In that case, a 47 year-old female resident interrupted four males burglarizing her home and was forcibly robbed inside her home

During the fast month, numerous residential burglaries have occurred during afternoon and evening hours in the “Buri Buri” neighborhood, which is the area bordered by Westborough Boulevard, Junipero Serra Boulevard, Hickey Boulevard, and El Camino Real. One attempted burglary also occurred in the West Winston Manor neighborhood west of Junipero Serra Boulevard. Additional similar burglaries have occurred in the western areas of neighboring cities during the same timeframe.

The Police Department and Criminal Investigations Bureau is actively investigating these crimes. Anyone with information about these burglaries or robberies is encouraged to call the South San Francisco Po[ice Department at (650) 877-8900. Anyone wishing to be anonymous can call (650) 952-2244 or send an e-mail to

What Residents Can Do:

  • Anyone witnessing a break-in that is in-progress should call 9-1-1.
  • Residents should immediately report any suspicious persons or vehicles by calling (650) 877-8900.
  • Residents are strongly encouraged to lock their doors and windows, even when they are home.
  • Residents are encouraged to invest in burglar alarms and/or surveillance camera systems.
  • Anyone wishing a home security assessment can call the Police Department, (650) 877- 8900, for a safety review of their

The South San Francisco Police Department encourages residents to get to know their neighbors, create neighborhood groups, and keep an eye on each other’s homes. is a resource for joining your established neighborhood group. For more information about Nextdoor and neighborhood groups, visit the City of South San Francisco website at: http://ww 1500/Nextdoor.

The South San Francisco Police Department will host a neighborhood group meeting for the Buri Buri Neighborhood and the Winston Manor and West Winston Manor neighborhoods at the City Council chambers located in the Municipal Services Building at 33 Arroyo Drive in South San Francisco on Thursday November 191h at 6:30 PM. Topics of discussion at the meeting will be the residential burglaries and robberies as welt as addressing any other concerns that residents may have. Residents of these neighborhoods are encouraged to attend, although the meeting is open to all residents of the City.


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