Palo Alto police search for suspects in armed robbery at University Avenue Caltrain station – CBS San Francisco

PALO ALTO (CBS SF) – Police in Palo Alto are investigating an armed robbery against a woman on Tuesday afternoon at University Avenue Caltrain station, authorities said.

According to a statement released by the Palo Alto Police Department, the two suspects stole the victim’s backpack and other personal belongings, but she was not injured. The suspects fled by car and are still at large.

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Police said that at approximately 4:17 p.m. their dispatch center received a call from a woman in her twenties reporting that she had just been robbed at gunpoint at
Caltrain station at 95 University Avenue. Response officers arrived within minutes, but were unable to locate the suspects.

An investigation revealed that the victim was standing near the train platform near the bus U-turn when two suspects brandished a black handgun at her. They took her backpack, credit cards, a portable charger, and the Nike tennis shoes she was wearing.

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A passerby, a woman in her 80s, tried to help the victim but stopped when the suspect also pointed the gun at her. The suspects then rushed to a white Nissan four-door sedan and fled. The suspect vehicle was
last seen in the direction of the university circle. Neither victim was physically injured.

The victim described the suspects as two Hispanic men, around 25 years old, wearing black shirts and face coverings. Palo Alto Police are actively investigating the incident. There were no similar crimes
recently in the transit stations of Palo Alto.

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Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call our 24 hour dispatch center at (650) 329-2413. Anonymous tips can be emailed to [email protected] or sent by text or voicemail to (650) 383-8984.