PALO ALTO (KRON)—Police are looking for a man who stole a woman’s purse from her shoulder inside the Stanford Shopping Center parking lot in Palo Alto.
It happened on Monday around 2:35 p.m. in the parking lot of the Nordstrom store on 550 Sand Hill Road.
A woman in her 60s was standing near the trunk of her car near Arboretum Road when a man approached her.
The suspect ripped the purse from her right shoulder and ran into a waiting car heading eastbound on Sand Hill Road.
The victim was taken to the hospital after complaining of shoulder pain.
The suspect is described as a man of an unknown race standing at 5 feet 7 inches tall.
He was last seen wearing a hooded sweatshirt and pants.
The suspected car was red or maroon and a newer 4-door sedan. It is possibly a Toyota Camry.
The victim was not able to give a description of the driver.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the 24-hour dispatch center at 650-329-2413. Anonymous tips can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or sent via text message or voice mail to 650-383-8984.