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* Palo Alto police are investigating a pair of armed robberies committed in the city

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Palo Alto police are investigating a pair of armed robberies committed in the city Wednesday night.The first incident occurred at about 7:50 p.m. in the 900 block of Bryant Street, according to police. A 36-year-old man was walking south on Bryant Street when a man holding what appeared to be a handgun approached him and took his wallet and computer bag, according to police. Afterward, the suspect fled north on Bryant Street, and the victim saw another man tag along with him, police said.The victim was not harmed during the robbery.The first suspect was described as a possibly Hispanic or black man in his early 20s, about 5 feet 10 inches tall and 150 pounds. He was wearing a white hooded sweatshirt and dark jeans.The victim was unable to describe the second suspect.Later in the evening, at about 11:25 p.m., another robbery occurred in the 500 block of Fulton Street.Two men approached a 27-year-old man near his home, and as they engaged him in conversation, one suspect brandished a handgun and pointed it at the victim, according to police. The suspects fled with the victim’s messenger bag and wallet, police said.The first suspect was described as a Hispanic man in his late 20s, about 5 feet 7 inches tall and 170 pounds. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and had a thick black mustache or goatee.The second suspect was described as a Hispanic man wearing a light gray sweatshirt.

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