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Sketch released of suspect in post-office robbery

Man allegedly robbed couple at gunpoint early Tuesday morning

Palo Alto police have released a sketch of one of the men suspected of robbing a couple at the Palo Alto Post Office on East Bayshore Road last Tuesday.

The two men confronted a couple who pulled into the post office shortly after midnight to mail letters. One of the men pointed a black handgun at the couple and demanded their property. The husband gave them his wallet before the two men fled northbound on East Bayshore in a black sedan.

On Saturday morning, police released a sketch of the man who held the gun. He was described as a black male, about 30 years old, 6 feet tall and weighing about 200 pounds. He wore a dark-sleeved shirt and dark pants.

Police are working on a sketch of the second suspect, described as a black male between 20 and 30 years old, 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing 170 points. He was wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt, dark pants and a hat with a brim.

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 paloalto@tipnow.org or sent via text message or voice mail to 650-383-8984.

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Posted by wesee
a resident of Greenmeadow
on Aug 31, 2013 at 2:22 pm

if anyone sees these guys, they won't report it because the judicial system automatically discriminates against you based on race. doesent matter that there are black officers.it is still a terminally racist country.may you be free foreever mr. post office raider.


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Posted by Nayeli
a resident of Midtown
on Sep 2, 2013 at 12:20 pm

Nayeli is a registered user.

I hope that they arrest this thug for the crime. I couldn't care less of excuses made about "racism" or the fingers pointed at police officers or the justice system. This guy is a thug because of what he did...not because of society.

I was raised poor (spending my childhood in a migrant farm working family). During our trips to the north, I heard people call my dad a "wetback." However, we NEVER thought about committing crime because of how we were poor or how others treated us.

I have no tolerance for violent criminals. I have less tolerance for those who make excuses for them.


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Posted by Hmmm
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Sep 2, 2013 at 7:02 pm

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Logic would actually dictate that you have less tolerance for the violent criminal who can injure & kill others.


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Posted by Nayeli
a resident of Midtown
on Sep 2, 2013 at 9:44 pm

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True, Hmmm. However, I do think that those who defend thugs actually empower them by a strange form of peer pressure.

I have been around some people who actually blame cops even when a person is actually in the wrong. They often blame the cop for "corruption" or claim that "white people" get away with crimes too. All the while, few actually use such peer pressuring power to tell those criminals who were caught just how destructive and embarrassing their behavior is.

Of course, my "less tolerance" comment was merely a figure of speech.


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