PALO ALTO (CBS SF) — Police released an artist’s rendering Saturday of a suspect in an armed robbery at a Palo Alto post office earlier this week.

The robbery occurred a short time after midnight on Tuesday in the parking lot of the post office at 2085 E. Bayshore Road, according to police.

Police said a married couple in their 50s had dropped of some mail and was walking to their car when two suspects, including one armed with a gun, approached and demanded the man and woman’s property.

The husband handed over his wallet and the suspects fled.

Police this morning released a sketch of the suspect who was armed with a handgun during the robbery.

Police said he is described as a black man, about 30 years old, standing 6 feet tall and weighing 200 pounds.

The second suspect, who was unarmed, was described as a black man between 20 and 30 years old who is about 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs roughly 170 pounds, according to police.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call Palo Alto police at (650) 329-2413. Anonymous tips can be emailed to or sent via text or voice message to (650) 383-8984.

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