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.