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Three Armed Suspects on the Loose, Wanted for Mill Valley Burglaries

A resident reported that three black males were in the process of stealing her jewelry and electronics when she interrupted them this morning; another home in the neighborhood burglarized prior.

Released by Marin County Sheriff's Department
On January 28, 2014 at about 10:35 A.M, deputies were dispatched to a residential burglary which had occurred about 30 minutes prior on Reed Street in the Homestead Valley area of Mill Valley.

A resident reported that three black males were in the process of stealing her jewelry and electronics when she interrupted them. One of the suspects displayed a silver handgun to the victim and demanded her cell phone. The three suspects exited the residence and fled the area in a green Volvo.  

While searching the area deputies learned that a neighboring residence on Reed Street was also burglarized. There were no residents home at the time of this burglary.  

The three suspects are described as black, male, adults, all three in their 20’s, all three being very skinny and about 5’10” in height. All three suspects were wearing dark clothing.  

Persons wishing to give crime tips are encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office at 415-479-2311. 

To remain anonymous and possibly become eligible for a cash reward call Bay Area Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS. 
Geoff Flint January 28, 2014 at 10:39 PM
It is time that Mill Valley installs traffic cameras on Miller Avenue and Blithedale Avenue on the few outlets out of the city like Tiburon did. That way, we'd know the license plate of the green Volvo involved in this. It does cut down on crime like this and it is an easy way to catch those involved. We've only got a few outlets out of Mill Valley so traffic cameras are totally do-able.
Robert Bassman January 29, 2014 at 01:20 AM
Completely agree about the cameras. Our home in Mill Valley was burglarized during broad daylight last year. It was the third home within a few days within a few block area. Our neighbor got a look at the suspects and car description and color but the Sheriff had no way of tracking the criminals down. They stole 10k of items by breaking through our back door. It was incredibly frustrating that something as simple as a camera on Miller could have potentially led to an arrest. Take notes from Tiburon where even criminals seem to be aware of the cameras (and visible police presence, mind you).
Annie January 29, 2014 at 10:52 AM
This is very disturbing. I must say the woman who interrupted these men is very lucky the outcome wasn't different. The first thing I thought of were the Tiburon traffic cameras, a real crime stopper. It seems to be an easy solution at the few entries to our city. Please write to the proper decision makers on this issue.
Molly January 29, 2014 at 01:52 PM
Hey - I just want to clear up one important detail about this - it was a good friend of mine who was robbed - she did NOT interrupt them, they opened her front door and took her at gunpoint through the house to get electronics and other valuables. It was a much more aggressive and confrontational event than this account portrays. It's an important detail that she was home and they proceeded to rob her anyway - were not deterred by her being home. They threatened her and talked about tying her up as well. She is unhurt and fortunate, but the details in this article aren't quite right.
Dorie January 29, 2014 at 03:16 PM
This is exactly the description of what occurred in Kentfield this past Friday. Practically the same time of morning (11:40 AM). They entered the front door, took him at gunpoint through house for valuables, tied him up, and left him sealed in a closet. Very likely the same men with the same basic physical description: 3 black men with guns. I hope the 2 police departments are in communication with each other about this.
denise January 30, 2014 at 01:22 AM
Were these guys wearing masks? I hate that the only description is 3 slender black men in their 20's with guns. That profiles a huge demographic in the black community. I agree that the cameras might be a good idea. But I hate that it casts suspicion on any slender young black male in Mill Valley.
denise January 30, 2014 at 01:28 AM
Crap, I did not mean that there is a huge demographic of young black men with guns in the community. I meant that I do not wish all young slender black men should be profiled for this crime. Friends, remember to look at what you wrote before you post. <sigh> Damn.

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