Two suspects were arrested for the severe beating and robbery of an East Palo Alto man early today, police said. Officers arrived at the 2100 block of Addison Avenue at about 1:55 a.m. after a fight was reported. Police found a 46-year-old East Palo Alto man severely beaten and bleeding from his face, police said. The victim told officers the suspects — later identified as East Palo Alto residents Leonel Contreras, 19 and Mauricio Contreras, 18 — had fled the area after stealing the victim’s wallet, acting captain Jeff Liu said.
The victim was taken to a local hospital for medical treatment and is expected to survive his injuries, Liu said.
A police investigation led officers to a home in the 2100 block of Ralmar Avenue, where officers detained the two suspects, Liu said.
Anyone who may have witnessed or has information regarding the armed robbery is encouraged to contact Detective “Nua” Lualemaga at (650) 798-5952 or send an email to [email protected] or text or anonymously call (650) 409-6792.
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