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Stanford student beaten and robbed by three men

Original post made by Sharon, Midtown, on Jun 26, 2009



A Stanford student was beaten and robbed by three men early Wednesday morning, police said.

The 19-year-old student was walking on the 3600 block of El Camino Real in Palo Alto at about 12:30 a.m., looking for an open store where he could get something to eat, when he was attacked from behind by three men, Palo Alto police Agent Dan Ryan said. The men "kicked him, punched him, knocked him down," and broke his glasses, Ryan said.

"They pulled his pants off him, went through his pockets," Ryan said.

The men took his cell phone and about $10, and then fled in a white four-door car, driven by another man. The student described the assailants as black men in their 20s, ranging from 5 feet 8 inches to 6 feet tall, Ryan said.Web Link

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Posted by karma
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jun 26, 2009 at 5:52 pm

this is very upsetting and glad the 19 year old student is safe. as for the assailants, they will definitely pay back what they did. what one does in this world will always come back, whether good or bad.


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Posted by Sharon
a resident of Midtown
on Jun 26, 2009 at 7:15 pm


The beating a 19yr old Stanford student for $10 and a cell phone by a gang of thugs is pathetic, I am surprised it did not get more vocal local reporting. Why did the strip him?
One would think that the College Terrace area would be safe for Stanford students at mid-night,
but apparently no longer.Stanford need to become a more closed community with more controlled access after dark.
As it is private property, it will become gated property soon.
Stanford students should be advised to only walk in groups around Palo Alto, they are clearly much safer staying on Campus.
Freshmen, and their parents, must be advised accordingly.


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Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jun 26, 2009 at 7:54 pm

Sharon's comment is a bit OTT, but here we have another crime on our streets. This was late at night, but it is in a respectable neighborhood and we should be able to walk safely on our streets.

Crime is getting more frequent and it is about time our city did more to protect its residents. Less time spent on green issues and more on crime please.


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Posted by Sharon at it again
a resident of Stanford
on Jun 27, 2009 at 8:52 am

Sharon does not know what she is talking about as usual. Read the story, Sharon and you will see why they took his pants--it was a quick snatch and grab!!!
Sharon, get a life.


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Posted by Sharon at it again
a resident of Stanford
on Jun 27, 2009 at 9:35 am

BTW, this crime has nothing to do with stanford, other than the victim was a Stanford student. Unless Sharon has some evidence to suggest otherwise. What exactly does Sharon know about this crime? was she involved or is this another forum for her crazed rantintgs?


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Posted by Hmmm
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Jun 30, 2009 at 1:35 pm

No matter what city you're in, ECR can be sketchy at night. Poor guy!


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