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Armed robbery at Palo Alto post office investigated

Saturday, August 31, 2013
Sketch of Palo Alto post office robbery suspect

Palo Alto police have released a sketch of a man suspected of robbing two people at a post office this week.

Officials say their 24-hour dispatch center received a 911 call about an armed robbery at the Palo Alto Post Office at 2085 East Bayshore Road on Tuesday. The two victims, a married couple in their fifties, had immediately returned home after the robbery and called police there since neither had been carrying a cellphone at the time of the crime.

An investigation revealed that the two victims drove into the parking lot of the post office just after midnight to mail letters. Police say the primary suspect pointed a handgun at the couple and demanded their property. The suspect and another man drove off with a wallet and cash.

The victims described the suspect with the handgun as a black male, about 30-years-old, about 6 feet tall and 200 pounds. He was wearing a dark-sleeved shirt and dark pants, and was armed with a black handgun. A sketch of this suspect was released on Saturday.

His accomplice is described as a black male, between 20 and 30 years of age, 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.

Detectives are actively investigating this incident. Anyone with information about this robbery can contact our 24-hour dispatch center at 650-329-2413. Anonymous tips can be sent via text message or voice mail to 650-383-8984.

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