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Menlo Park man, 51, robbed of wallet

 

It apparently didn't matter that a 51-year-old Menlo Park man had linked his wallet to his belt loop. While walking in the 1100 block of Willow Road on Thursday, May 19, a young man came up behind the man, pulled on his attached wallet and got away with it, police said.

The suspect ran behind an apartment building but the victim and suspect encountered each again a few minutes later, according to Nicole Acker, spokeswoman for the Menlo Park Police Department.

The victim demanded the return of his wallet, but the suspect told him he'd have to fight for it, at which point the victim retreated and the suspect ran off, police said.

There were no injuries.

Police are looking for a Hispanic man about 25 years old, 5 feet 10 inches tall with shoulder length black hair and weighing about 185 pounds. At the time of the incident, he was wearing a white T-shirt and blue jeans.

To report information about this case, call police at 330-6300 or the anonymous tip line at 330-6395.

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Posted by sadfsf
a resident of Menlo Park: Belle Haven
on May 23, 2011 at 6:40 pm

who walks around with their wallet hanging out anyways. There's got to be more to the story than what the "victim" is claiming


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Posted by Hmmm
a resident of another community
on May 23, 2011 at 8:31 pm

Sad, the wallet was most likely in the guy's pocket, but since it was chained, the suspect just had to pull on the chain to get the wallet.


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Posted by sadfsf
a resident of Menlo Park: Belle Haven
on May 24, 2011 at 9:14 am

thats not what the report says. don't make things up


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Posted by Hmmm
a resident of another community
on May 24, 2011 at 12:03 pm

Sad, what makes you think it was linked by the chain but not in his wallet? Where would it be, otherwise - just hanging?


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Posted by sadfsf
a resident of Menlo Park: Belle Haven
on May 24, 2011 at 1:11 pm

the report says "pulled on his attached wallet"

i passed grade school and know how to read.


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Posted by MENLO
a resident of Menlo Park: Belle Haven
on May 24, 2011 at 1:46 pm

LOAD, LOCK, UNLOCK, UNLOAD!


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Posted by Hmmm
a resident of another community
on May 24, 2011 at 4:10 pm

So sad, do you think the wallet was attached by a chain & just hanging there, not in his pocket?


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Posted by Sam
a resident of Menlo Park: Fair Oaks
on May 24, 2011 at 5:08 pm

An armed society is a police society.


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