PALO ALTO (KPIX 5) — Police in Palo Alto are in search of suspects in a robust-arm theft who focused a 7-eleven worker Monday morning as she took hundreds of dollars to an space financial institution to make a deposit.
Police acquired the decision concerning the theft at round 9:forty two a.m. Monday. Officers investigating the incident discovered that the sufferer, a lady in her 30s, had left the 7-Eleven retailer on Newell Street in East Palo Alto the place she works to make a financial institution deposit on the shops behalf.
When the sufferer reached the intersection of Newell Street and Edgewood Street, her automotive was rear-ended by a second car.
“There have been a few suspects ready for her outdoors they usually adopted her away from the shop,” defined Palo Alto Police Sgt. Brian Phillip. “When she crossed the Newell Road Bridge, she was concerned in an accident.”
Investigators say the unsuspecting sufferer didn’t but understand that this was no odd fender-bender. It wasn’t an accident in any respect.
One of many suspects, a black male, approached her and apologized for hitting her automotive earlier than suggesting that she take an image of the injury.
The sufferer then obtained out of her automotive together with her cellular phone, at which level the suspect sprang his lure.
“She obtained her telephone out. The suspect sort of modified gears at that time; grabbed her telephone, ran to her automotive and retrieved a bag of money from her car,” stated Phillip.
The bag contained hundreds of dollars from the 7-Eleven retailer meant for the deposit at a Palo Alto financial institution department.
One other driver noticed what occurred and referred to as 911. However by the point police arrived, the suspects have been gone.
Police later recovered the sufferer’s telephone in downtown Palo Alto within the possession of a person who stated he had discovered it Monday morning dumped on College Avenue at Woodland Avenue in East Palo Alto.
Surveillance video captured a picture of one of many suspects concerned within the theft.
The sufferer described the suspect who approached her as a black male in his 20s, about 5 ft 10 inches tall, with brief hair. On the time of the theft, he was sporting a unfastened white T-shirt with a emblem on it, and khaki pants. From surveillance footage obtained from contained in the 7-Eleven, the suspect had been sporting a grey hooded sweatshirt with an orange emblem on the entrance and orange drawstrings for the hood.
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