News Release News Release The City of Palo Alto
Communications Department
250 Hamilton Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94301


Subject :

Citizen Robbed at Gunpoint
Contact : Detective Brian Philip, Palo Alto Police Department    650-329-2637
Palo Alto, CA - On Tuesday, March 25, at approximately 12 p.m., Palo Alto Police responded to the 1100 block of Harker Avenue on the report of an armed robbery. Arriving officers located the female victim, who reported that she had just been robbed by a man with a gun. 

The victim explained that she was walking down the street when she was approached by a male subject. The subject stopped in front of her, produced a silver handgun and demanded her property. The victim gave the suspect her cellular phone. When the suspect realized she had nothing else, he turned and ran away.  

The victim described the suspect as a Hispanic male juvenile, approximately 16 years of age, 5 foot 5 inches tall and 125 pounds. The suspect was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with the hood over his head, baggie blue jeans, and white sneakers. The victim recalled that the suspect may have been unshaven, specifically around his mouth area. The suspect is currently at large. 

Please call the Palo Alto Police Department Tip Line at 650-329-2190 with any information concerning this case.