A man walking through El Camino Park in Palo Alto was brutally attacked and robbed by one or more persons shortly before midnight Tuesday, police reported.
Palo Alto Agent Rich Bullerjahn reported that the man was walking toward the VTA bus station on the pedestrian/bike path between the station and El Camino Real when he was hit on the head with a hard object and forced to the ground.
He was then hit and kicked several times before the robber or robbers took an undisclosed amount of money from his wallet, Bullerjahn reported.
The victim was able to walk back north to the Stanford Park Hotel in Menlo Park, where staff members called Menlo Park police, who at 11:41 p.m. contacted Palo Alto police, Bullerjahn said.
The man could only report that one of the suspects was male and spoke English, Bullerjahn said.
He was taken to Stanford Hospital where he was treated for multiple non-life-threatening wounds to his head and face. Possible witnesses or anyone with information relevant to the crime are asked to call 650-329-2406.