A juvenile and a man were victims of separate strong-armed robberies Tuesday while walking home in Palo Alto, police Sgt. Sandra Brown has reported.
In the first robbery, a boy was walking home after buying a DVD and was robbed by two men, one of whom punched him, bruising his face and loosening some teeth, Brown said. The robbery occurred at 4:45 p.m. in the 1700 block of Bryant Street. The men took the shopping bag with the DVD.
The first man was described as Hispanic, in his 20s, about 5-feet-10-inches tall, weighing 180 pounds, and wearing a black shirt, black jeans and black beanie.
The second man was black, in his 20s, about 6-feet tall and weighed approximately 165 pounds. He was wearing a black shirt.
They were last seen running north.
In the second robbery, a 66-year-old man was walking home after getting his dry-cleaning when he was jumped from behind by two juveniles at Washington Avenue and Emerson Street at 6:27 p.m.
Brown said he was thrown to ground and bruised his arm while also calling out for help. His wallet was stolen.
The description of the juveniles was incomplete.
Anyone with information about either robbery is asked to call the Palo Alto Police Department at 650-329-2413.