A log of daily events from Peninsula police departments.
Botched robbery: A man entered a motel on the 700 block of Airport Boulevard and asked for a room at 8 p.m. Tuesday. When the manager asked for identification, the suspect announced, “This is a stickup,” and demanded the cash register drawer. He unsuccessfully attempted to get behind the counter and then knocked away the telephone as the manager was attempting to call 911. He then ran away empty-handed.
IPod theft: An 18-year-old woman walking to work on the 1900 block of Ralston Avenue at 5:45 a.m. Thursday. was halted by a female teenager armed with a knife. The robber took the victim’s iPod and escaped in a newer white Lexus sport utility vehicle driven by an older woman.
Peter’s stiffed: A customer was arrested and booked into county jail after leaving Peter’s Café on the corner of Millbrae Avenue and El Camino Real without paying for his midnight meal Friday. He was found not to have any money and allegedly admitted to police that he ordered food at the 24-hour restaurant knowing he could not pay for the meal.
Identity theft: A resident reported to police at 4:12 p.m. Sept. 24 that his wife’s ATM codes were being used by an unknown identity thief in Southern California.
Easy burglary: Entering through an open window, an unknown burglar stole a diamond bracelet and other Tiffany jewelry from a residence on the 1500 block of Floribunda Avenue sometime before 4:35 p.m. Wednesday.
Hotel stiffed: Employees at a hotel on the 1500 block of El Camino Real reported that a man ran up a $1,900 bill and sneaked out without paying at 1:22 p.m. Oct. 2. Police are investigating further.
Taco smash: The $1,500 front window of Romo’s Taqueria, 6123 Mission Street, was destroyed by an unknown vandal or would-burglar sometime overnight Sept 22.