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* 11 Year Old Girl’s Screams Frighten Burglars Near Belmont

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Two men attempting to burglarize a house in unincorporated San Mateo County near Belmont on Wednesday were chased away by an 11-year-old girl who yelled at them to leave while hiding in her bedroom, authorities said today. The suspects entered the locked residence in the 2000 block of Allegheny Way around 1:45 p.m. and were in the process of disconnecting a television in the front room when they heard the girl shouting at them, San Mateo County sheriff’s Lt. Ray Lunny said. The girl yelled, “What are you doing here?” and “You don’t belong
here!” before the suspects bolted for the front door, according to Lunny. The girl continued to shout until she heard a car speeding from
the area. She then saw a general contractor working two houses down running toward her house in response to the screaming, Lunny said.
Authorities responded and the girl described the suspects to police. One is described as Asian, about 20 to 30 years old, dark spiky hair,
between 5 feet 8 inches and 5 feet 10 inches and slightly chubby.  The other is described as Hispanic, about 30 to 40 years old with dark spiky hair about 5 feet 5 inches tall and thinner than the Asian suspect.  Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or has information about the investigation is asked to call sheriff’s Detective John Corkery at (650) 821-6205 or the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office Anonymous Tip Line at (800) 547-2700.

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