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Woman robbed of purse near train station

Original post made on Sep 10, 2008

A Palo Alto woman was robbed of her purse, cash and cell phone at about 10:40 p.m. Monday after she had walked through the underpass near the California Avenue train station, Police Agent Dan Ryan said.

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Posted by Sally
a resident of Midtown
on Sep 10, 2008 at 12:11 pm

There was a robbery at the University Ave. Caltrain station recently. Are the Palo Alto train stations especially dangerous places compared to the rest of the city? Or are a couple of incidents statistically insignificant?


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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Sep 10, 2008 at 1:31 pm

Walter_E_Wallis is a registered user.

More security cameras needed.


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Posted by Trend Watcher
a resident of Downtown North
on Sep 10, 2008 at 5:12 pm

If you go to the report data the the Mercury News has Web Link
it looks like downtown Palo Alto has had something of a cluster of crimes over the the past month; notably more assaults in particular. I don't see that it has anything to do with the Caltrain station, except that Caltrain stops downtown.


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Posted by Concerned
a resident of Evergreen Park
on Sep 11, 2008 at 8:19 am

please note that this incident is not necessarily related to the train station. she was walking under the tracks in the underpass that is essentially the underground part of Ca Ave.


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Posted by sally
a resident of Midtown
on Sep 11, 2008 at 4:30 pm

A second robbery was just reported on California Avenue near the tunnel. I don't know if the second women was a train passenger or not, but either way we do need to step up security in this area. This area can get pretty dark at night since the nearby park has no lights and the street lights on California Avenue are very dim.


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