Police are asking the public for help tracking down a suspect who committed a strong-arm robbery Monday night in downtown Palo Alto, police said. The robbery happened at about 10:45 p.m. Monday in the 200 block of Hamilton Avenue, police said. The victim, a woman in her 20s, waited until Tuesday, at about 11:15 a.m., to report the robbery, according to police. Investigators learned that the woman, who works at a downtown business, was heading west on Hamilton Avenue when a man grabbed her ponytail and pulled her into an alley between Ramona and Emerson streets, police said.
The man demanded money from the victim and she complied, police said. He then fled the area through the alley, according to police. It is unknown whether the robbery is connected to any other downtown robberies this year, police said. The last robbery reported downtown was on March 3. The victim did not see the suspect and can only describe him as taller than 5-foot-5 with a deep, raspy voice, according to police.
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