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Two women robbed by armed man on Bayfront Expressway

Two women were robbed by an armed suspect in Menlo Park on Nov. 2, according to police.

The robbery was reported around 7:15 p.m. near the railroad tracks at Bayfront Expressway, also known as state Highway 84.

Officers found the two women, ages 35 and 39, who reported being approached from behind by a suspect who elbowed one of them in the stomach and took out a firearm, causing her to fall to the ground, police said.

The suspect grabbed a purse from one woman and took a backpack from the other and fled toward the marshland area off of Willow Road, according to police.

One of the women was taken to a hospital to be treated for a complaint of pain to her stomach and was later released.

The suspect remains at large and was described as a Black man around 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet tall and wore all black clothing and a black ski mask, police said.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Menlo Park police at (650) 330-6300 or a tip line at (650) 330-6395.

$40K in Burberry handbags stolen

Five men who entered a Burberry store at Stanford Shopping Center allegedly threatened employees and stole an estimated $40,000 worth of handbags on Nov. 5, Palo Alto police said.

Police received a call on Nov. 5 at about 6:58 p.m. regarding an in-progress shoplift at Burberry at the shopping center, which is located at 180 El Camino Real. The men, who were not armed, entered the store and took several handbags. They threatened to hurt store employees and pushed a security guard, but no one was injured, Sgt. David Lee said.

The shoplifters were described only as 20-year-old men wearing gray hooded sweatshirts and black masks. They remain at large. No suspect vehicle description is known.

Anyone with information regarding this incident to call the Palo Alto Police Department's 24-hour dispatch center at 650-329-2413. Anonymous tips can be emailed to [email protected] or sent by text message or voicemail to 650-383-8984.

Jewelry stolen in Atherton burglary

Someone stole jewelry from an Atherton home on Nov. 4, according to police.

At around 8:54 p.m. someone smashed a rear window at a home on the first block of Knoll Vista, the Atherton Police said in a Nov. 5 press release.

Police are investigating the burglary, but they do not have any suspect information or information on the suspect's vehicle.

Police are asking residents in the area of Knoll Vista Avenue to check their surveillance video and report any possible leads to 650-688-6500.

Angela Swartz

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