A 13-year-old and a 14-year-old beaten and robbed in Montara–Moss beach resident arrested, one suspect at large

[The Half Moon Bay Review article by Mark Noack notes that the altercation began with a verbal arguement follwed by the throwing of pine cones at the assailant’s car, a Suzuki Samurai.]


Montara, CA- On Saturday afternoon, May 4th at approximately 4:00 in the afternoon, two boys aged 13 and 14 were playing in the basketball courts at Farallone View School at 3rd/Le Conte Avenues in the coastside community of Montara. They were approached by two older males who made some derogatory remarks at the boys. The boys responded to the older males at which time the young boys were chased into a wooded area in the Rancho Corral De Tierra Preserve area which is just north of the school. The victims attempted to hide from the suspects however they were discovered. The suspects beat the boys with their fists and then stole a watch, cell phone and one of the victim’s tennis shoes. The suspects then ran from the area and left in a vehicle described as a grey Suzuki Samurai. The investigation led to the identity of one of the suspects; Austin Krieger of Moss Beach. Krieger was contacted on Thursday evening (05/09/2013) and arrested. The Suzuki Samurai believed to have been driven by Krieger was also located. Evidence linked to this case was also located and recovered in Krieger’s residence.

The second suspect in this assault and robbery has not yet been identified. The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help from the Coastside Community in identifying him. That individual is encouraged to turn himself in to the Sheriff’s Office. If you have additional information about this assault or the identity of the second suspect, please call Sergeant Linda Gibbons at 650-363-4063 or via e-mail lgibbons@smcgov.org or Deputy Andy Hui via e-mail at ahui@smcgov.org You may also remain anonymous by calling the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office Tip Line at 1-800-547-2700.

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