A couple was robbed by two men, one armed with a handgun, at the Palo Alto Post Office on East Bayshore Road early Tuesday morning, according to police.
The couple, who are married and in their fifties, pulled into the post office parking lot after midnight to mail letters, according to a press release from the Palo Alto Police Department. As they returned to their car, a vehicle drove up to them, and two men got out and confronted them, police stated in a press release.
Police stated that the armed man pointed a black handgun at the couple and demanded their property. The husband gave them his wallet; the wife had nothing with her. Neither were injured.
The two men then fled northbound on East Bayshore Road in a black newer-model four-door sedan, police stated.
Police said the couple described the man with the handgun as a black male, about 30 years old, about 6 feet tall and 200 pounds. He was wearing a dark-sleeved shirt and dark pants. The second man was also described as a black male, between 20 and 30 years old, about 5 feet 10 inches tall and 170 pounds. He was wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt, dark pants and a hat with the brim facing forward.
Police said the couple may work with a police sketch artist to create sketches of the two men. If so, the sketch will be released as soon as it is available.
Anyone with information about this robbery can contact the police department's 24-hour dispatch center at 650-329-2413. Anonymous tips can be e-mailed to email@example.com or sent via text message or voice mail to 650-383-8984.