Woman Robbed at Gunpoint

A woman was robbed downtown at gunpoint on Thursday night.

A woman walking home from downtown Palo Alto had her purse stolen at gunpoint Thursday night, police said.

The woman was walking in the 300 block of Ramona Street when a
lone gunman approached her and a friend from behind around 11 p.m. The
suspect showed a small handgun and demanded the woman's purse, police said.

The woman complied and the suspect fled in a car. The car was parked a short distance away with a lone driver inside. Police described the vehicle as a light-colored late 1980s or early 90s Chevy two-door sedan. It was last seen driving northbound on Ramona Street.

Police canvassed the area for the suspect and vehicle but were unable to locate either.

According to a sketch (attached), the suspect is a Hispanic male, around 25 years old, thin and around 5' 7" tall. He has dark hair and eyes with a thin mustache and hair beneath his lower lip.

No injuries were reported during the robbery.

Anyone with information about the purse robber is encouraged to
call the department at (650) 329-2413.

Anonymous tips can be emailed to paloalto@tipnow.org. Anonymous
voicemails and texts can be sent to (650) 383-8984.

--Bay City News Service


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