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Suspects arrested in Sunday beating, robbery

East Palo Alto incident sends resident to the hospital

Two suspects were arrested for the severe beating and robbery of an East Palo Alto man early Sunday, police said.

Officers arrived at the 2100 block of Addison Avenue in East Palo Alto at about 1:55 a.m. after a fight was reported. A 46-year-old man was 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 epa@tipnow.org or text or anonymously call 650-409-6792.

— Bay City News Service

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