Photo: battery suspect
PALO ALTO – The Palo Alto Police Department is currently looking for two suspects who approached a woman in her 50’s parked along the side of the road in the midtown area of Palo Alto. According to police, “On Monday, August 12, 2019, at 2:54 p.m., our 24-hour dispatch center received a call of a battery that just occurred in the 700 block of Colorado Avenue.”
A man approached the woman asking her if she would like repairs done to her vehicle after detailing several issues on her vehicle. The woman told the man that she was not interested and became fearful for her safety, beginning to videotape the suspect. A photo of the first suspect is seen in the photo provided. A second man approached from the rear of the vehicle and began to shout obscenities at the female suspect.
She tried to video the suspect’s attack but he grabbed her arm to take the phone from her hands, pushing her to the ground. The woman held on to the male’s shirt, ripping it from his body. Her phone was then taken along with her sunglasses by the Hispanic male suspect, who flung them into the nearby parking lot.
Leaving the scene, the female victim went to find her property and called police after locating her phone and sunglasses. Police stated, “She sustained minor injuries to her hand, shoulder, and elbow, but refused medical attention at the scene.”
“Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call our 24-hour dispatch center at 650-329-2413. Anonymous tips can be e-mailed to email@example.com or sent via text message or voicemail to 650-383-8984. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through our free mobile app, downloadable at bit.ly/PAPD-AppStore or bit.ly/PAPD-GooglePlay.”