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Possible armed robbery occurs near downtown

Original post made on Aug 13, 2013

A robbery that may have involved a handgun occurred last night at Bryant Street and Poe Avenue, according to Palo Alto Police.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, August 13, 2013, 9:48 AM

Comments

Posted by curious, a resident of Downtown North
on Aug 13, 2013 at 11:24 am

Curious that the police press release says "armed robbery", not "possible armed robbery".

Also, the police say the perps were "White or Hispanic", while Palo Alto Online deletes the "White or" part of the description.

PAPD press release: Web Link


Posted by Happens a lot, a resident of College Terrace
on Aug 13, 2013 at 11:35 am

Nothing good happens after dark in Palo Alto. Use at your own risk.


Posted by Jocelyn Dong, editor of the Palo Alto Weekly
on Aug 13, 2013 at 4:48 pm

Jocelyn Dong is a registered user.

Curious, thanks for your comment. The initial information of the "possible armed" robbery by a "Hispanic" robber came from our interview with a police public-information officer.

The police press release was emailed later this morning, confirming both the use of a gun and one robber's ethnic identity as either white or Hispanic. We've updated the article to reflect the press-release information.


Posted by Hmmm, a resident of East Palo Alto
on Aug 13, 2013 at 7:34 pm

And of course, many people are both white AND Hispanic.