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Palo Alto Police Seek Woman Who Attempted to Steal Elderly Victim’s Wedding Ring

Palo Alto Police are looking for a woman suspected of trying to rob her jewelry of an elderly woman on Saturday.

Police say an elderly victim in her 80s used a treadmill near Channing Avenue and Midfield Road around 4pm on May 14, when a large, black, four-door sedan car stopped next to her and a passenger asked her for directions.

The passenger then got out of the car and told the woman that she reminded her mother and asked if she could give her a piece of jewelry from her mother’s jewelry. The suspect removed the woman’s hand from the treadmill she was using and slipped a bracelet on the victim’s wrist, police said.

The suspect then tried to remove the victim’s wedding ring, but it did not move. According to police, the suspect pulled hard but the ring remained on the woman’s finger. The suspect then jumped back into the vehicle and the vehicle took off eastward in Channing at high speed.

The elderly woman, who did not have a cell phone, continued to go home and a family member called the authorities. The victim was injured as a result of the robbery attempt with a strong arm, police said.

The victim described the suspect as a woman of unknown race and age, about 5 feet, 4 inches tall, with medium skin tone and dark black hair in a bun. The man who drove the car was described as having dark hair and a dark mustache.

Police say no similar crimes have been reported since an unsolved case from October 2021, when an elderly victim had two necklaces torn from her neck. Detectives are investigating to see if there is a connection between the two cases or similar crimes in other cities, police said.

Anyone who has information about this or others similar crime is asked to call the Palo Alto Police Launch Center 24 hours a day at (650) 329-2413. Anonymous tips can be sent by email [email protected]

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