Palo Alto: Armed suspects steal laptop, wallet from man

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PALO ALTO (BCN)

Police in Palo Alto are searching for two suspects who robbed a man at gunpoint in a residential neighborhood on Monday night.

Officers responded to a report of an armed robbery involving a pedestrian in the 100 block of Bryant Street at 10:05 p.m., according to Palo Alto police.

A man in his 20s had been walking on a sidewalk when he heard someone behind him, police said. The victim turned around and saw two suspects, one of them holding a handgun.

One of the suspects told him to lie on the ground, and the victim complied.

The men stole his wallet, a bag containing a laptop, and other items from the victim’s pockets, police said.

The suspects fled on foot on Poe Street, and a jogger who witnessed the crime called 911.

The victim was not injured.

One of the suspects was described as a white or Hispanic man in his 20s, standing around 6 feet tall and weighing between 175 and 200 pounds. He was clean-shaven and wore a dark hoodie, police said.

The second suspect was described as a male.

Anyone who might have information about the crime was asked to contact Palo Alto police dispatch at (650) 329-2413.

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