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Police Search for Suspects After Palo Alto Robbery

Police are looking for two robbery suspects who snatched a purse from a woman in her sixties late Wednesday night in south Palo Alto.

According to police, the woman was arriving at the home of a relative in the 2800 block of Bryant Street around 11 p.m. Wednesday night when she noticed two male subjects on bicycles roaming the area.

Palo Alto police said the woman began unloading a car when the two men approached her and, without saying anything to her, punched her in the stomach, pushed her to the ground and took her purse from her arm.

The suspects then ran back to their bicycles, at which point a male family member of the victim came outside of his home and attempted to give chase to the suspects before falling a short time later.

According to police, the purse contained a wallet, several pieces of jewelry and other personal items.

Both the victim and the male family member suffered minor injuries. The woman victim suffered a minor bruise to her knee and discomfort from the punch to her stomach. Police who responded searched the area but couldn't find the suspects. They were last seen heading south on the bikes on the 2900 block of Bryant Street.

The first suspect is described as a man in his 20s around 6 feet tall, wearing a black-hooded sweatshirt, dark pants and a black backpack. The second suspect is described as a man in his 20s who is approximately 5 feet, 9 inches tall and wearing dark clothing.

No similar robberies have been reported at this time. Anyone with information on this case is asked to call Palo Alto police at (650) 329-2413.

Those wishing to submit tips anonymously can email or send a text message or voicemail to (650) 383-8984.

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