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


Subject :

Attempted Strong-Arm Robbery on Colorado Avenue
Contact : Agent Rich Bullerjahn, Palo Alto Police Department    650-329-2413
Detective Division, Palo Alto Police Department    650-329-2406
Palo Alto, CA - On August 18, 2008 at approximately 10:25 p.m., the victim of an attempted strong-arm robbery called 9-1-1 to report that he and his friend were attacked by four suspects in the 800 block of Colorado Avenue.

Officers arrived in the area minutes later and attempted to locate the suspects. The two male victims, both Palo Alto residents, sustained only minor injuries including bruises and abrasions. The victims said four male suspects approached them on Colorado Avenue while they were walking and attacked them by striking them with punches and kicks. No other weapons were seen or used. The suspects demanded money from both victims, but neither were carrying any on their person. The suspects then fled in a vehicle Eastbound on Colorado Avenue.

The suspects are all described as Black or Hispanic males, at least 6 feet tall and heavyset, wearing grey hooded sweatshirts with the hoods over their heads, and dark pants. The suspects fled in a white sedan with no distinguishing marks.

If anyone has any information regarding this crime, they are encouraged to contact the Palo Alto Police Department, Detective Division at 650-329-2406.