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South county burglar arrested

 | Published on 1/12/2011


A man trying to break into a house in unincorporated Redwood City fled after he was confronted by a homeowner with a firearm. He was later arrested, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office. 

At approximately 11:22 a.m., deputies responded to the 700 block of Seventh Avenue and the woman at the home reported the man fled south on Spring Street. He was described as Hispanic, wearing a bandanna on his head, blue baggy jeans, approximately 23, 5 feet 8 inches, 160 pounds, with brown hair in a pony tail, brown eyes and a tiny mustache, according to the Sheriff’s Office. 

Deputy Antonio Villalobos, who responded to the call, remembered seeing a person matching this description earlier in the morning near the Marsh Manor Shopping Center. Deputy Villalobos returned to the area and found the same subject on the 3700 block of Florence Street. Raymond Garcia, 27, of Redwood City, was detained and later identified by the victim and a witness as the suspect who had attempted to burglarize her residence.  

Anyone who may have witnessed this incident or who has information about this incident is encouraged to contact Detective Lisandro Lopez at 363-4055. You may also call the Sheriff’s Office Anonymous Witness Line at (800) 547-2700