Investigators are 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. 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.
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
Anyone with information about the mugging is asked to contact
police at (650) 522-7654 or the secret witness hotline at (650) 522-7676.