Armed Suspects Rob Palo Alto Couple at Post Office

By Lisa Fernandez
|  Tuesday, Aug 27, 2013  |  Updated 4:14 PM PDT
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Armed Suspects Rob Palo Alto Couple at Post Office

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Palo Alto Post Office at 2085 East Bayshore Road.

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Palo Alto police are looking for two men - one armed - who robbled a couple as they were mailing letters just after midnight at a post office.

Det. Sgt. Brian Philip said that at 12:10 a.m. Tuesday, police were sent to check out an armed robbery at the Palo Alto Post Office at 2085 East Bayshore Road. 

The investigation revealed that a married couple in their 50s drove into the parking lot of the post office just after midnight to mail letters.  As they returned to their car, the suspect vehicle drove up to them, police said.

The two suspects got out and one of the men  pointed a black handgun at the couple, they told police, and demanded their money. The man turned over his wallet, and the woman had nothing with her. 

The suspects fled northbound on East Bayshore Road in a black newer-model four-door sedan.

The victims described the suspect with the handgun as an African-American man, about 30 years old, standing about 6 feet tall and weighing 200 pounds.  He was wearing a dark-sleeved shirt and dark pants, and was armed with a black handgun.  His accomplice was described as an African-American man, between 20 and 30 years of age, standing about 5 feet 10 inches tall and 170 pounds.  He was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, dark pants, and a hat with a brim facing forward. 

Anyone with information about this robbery can contact our 24-hour dispatch center at 650-329-2413.  Anonymous tips can be e-mailed to paloalto@tipnow.org or sent via text message or voice mail to 650-383-8984.
 

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