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Hilltop robbery suspects implicated in crimes across Bay Area

The three Oakland men arrested in connection to the May 11 home invasion robbery of a Hilltop Drive home are under investigation for numerous additional crimes committed across the San Francisco Bay area, the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office revealed Thursday (May 21) evening.

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Locals: Hilltop and Taaffe robberies could be related


Courtesy of Dr. Manuj Nangia
Family members of Los Altos Hills resident Manohar Malwah, above, believe that the stress of being robbed could have contributed to his fatal heart attack.

The arrest of three suspects connected to last week’s home-invasion robbery in Los Altos Hills has some local residents questioning whether the suspects might be responsible for a similar incident in town last year that may have contributed to the victim’s death.

Oakland Police Department officers arrested the trio in Oakland Monday, but they have not released their names or cities of residence because investigations are ongoing. One of the open investigations relates to the May 11 robbery on the 12000 block of Hilltop Drive.

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Residential burglaries

May 14, 6:16 p.m., 2000 block of Crist Drive: An unknown suspect pried open a rear door and ransacked a home, including a safe with paperwork.

May 15, 3:47 p.m., 400 block of Harrington Court: An unknown suspect smashed through a side glass door and ransacked a residence, stealing electronics and jewelry.

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Theft suspect arrested after swiping stolen credit cards

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Courtesy of Los Altos Police Department
Demetre Hopkins

Los Altos Police arrested last week a 50-year-old San Jose man suspected of stealing a Los Altos resident’s wallet.

The resident reported to police in March that her wallet was missing and had possibly been taken from her unlocked vehicle. Shortly after, she noticed through online banking that her credit cards were being used at several retail locations in the South Bay.

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Suspected ID thief served arrest warrant


Police recently found a San Jose woman suspected of stealing the identity of a Los Altos resident already behind bars, according to Los Altos Police Sgt. Mark Bautista.

Bautista reported May 6 that Evelyn Hernandez, 44, was served an arrest warrant at Elmwood Correctional Facility for the crime.

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Lattes, law enforcement paired Tuesday

The Los Altos Police Department invites residents to share “Coffee with a Cop” 7:30-9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Main Street Cafe & Books, 134 Main St., Los Altos. The informal event will offer the opportunity to chat, ask questions and voice concerns.

For more information, call 947-2770 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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Could Hilltop and Taaffe robberies be related?


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An artist’s rendition of the Taaffe Road robbery suspects

The arrest of three suspects connected to Monday's (May 11) home invasion robbery in Los Altos Hills has some locals questioning whether the men might be responsible for a similar incident in town last year that may have contributed to the victim's death.

Oakland Police Department officers arrested the trio in Oakland Monday afternoon, but they have not released their names or cities of residence because investigations are ongoing. One of the open investigations relates to Monday's robbery in the 12000 block of Hilltop Drive.

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