San Bruno Police Press Release: Armed Carjacking at Shops at Tanforan Mall Tuesday Afternoon

South San Francisco, CA   March 5, 2020 Hat Tip to Matt R for the share from SBPD

On Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020, at 12:50 p.m., San Bruno Police Officers responded to the Target parking structure at the Shops at Tanforan on the report of an armed carjacking.  The subsequent investigation revealed that the suspect approached the victim as he was entering his vehicle, pointed a handgun at him, and demanded the keys to the vehicle.  The victim complied and the suspect fled in the victim’s vehicle.  The suspect was last seen driving toward El Camino Real.  


The vehicle stolen in this incident was a white, 2012 Chevy Malibu.  The suspect was described as a Polynesian or Hispanic male adult in his mid-20s, approximately 5’6” tall, wearing a dark blue hoodie and a bandana covering the lower portion of his face.


The San Bruno Police is currently investigating this case, anyone with any information related to this crime is urged to contact the San Bruno Police Department at (650) 616-7100 or by email:  Information can be left anonymously.


A San Bruno neighbor, having witnessed this crime, shared their experience:

I was parking literally in front of Target (right next to San Bruno Bart Station) and I noticed this suspicious looking guy standing in the parking lot. Even though it was broad day light and we were literally in front of the Target entrance, he made me a little nervous. I proceeded to get out after he disappeared only to find that he had a gun and was robbing another guy parked two slots over!!! I don’t want to scare anyone but just wanted you all to know that you guys should always be careful when parking in a big parking lot. You just never know. The victim and I have reported this information to the police.

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mel perry
mel perry
3 years ago

since the SBPD became politically
correct, the undesirables have figured it out, that SB, especially tanforan, have
become easy pickings, 40 years ago
they would have been stopped at the
city limits and turned around