A woman walking home from downtown Palo Alto was robbed of her purse at gunpoint Thursday night, police said.
The woman was walking in the 300 block of Ramona Street when a lone gunman approached her and a friend from behind around 11 p.m. The suspect showed a small handgun and demanded the woman's purse, police said.
The woman complied and the suspect fled in a car. The car was parked a short distance away with a lone driver inside. Police described the
vehicle as a light-colored late 1980s or early '90s Chevy two-door sedan. It was last seen driving northbound on Ramona Street.
Police canvassed the area for the suspect and vehicle but were unable to locate either.
No injuries were reported during the robbery.
The suspect is described as approximately 25 years old, thin, about 5-foot-7-inches tall, with a medium-dark complexion, thin mustache and hair under his chin, dark hair and dark brown eyes. He was wearing a dark navy blue hoodie.
The robber's racial identity has not been determined, Sgt. Brian Philip said Saturday.
The police are asking anyone with information about the purse robber to call the department at 650-329-2413.
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