Robbers ages 12, 12 and 14 violently steal woman’s purse at Stanford Purchasing Centre, law enforcement say

The east side of Stanford Shopping Center. Simon Properties photo.
Stanford Shopping Center. Simon Houses photograph.

By the Everyday Write-up staff

Palo Alto law enforcement say they arrested 3 juveniles — ages 12, 12 and 14 — who violently attacked a girl in her 60s at Stanford Purchasing Centre though using her purse.

The three led officers in a car or truck chase on Freeway 101 that finished in Menlo Park, exactly where law enforcement took the boys into custody Monday night.

The three were being driving a motor vehicle that had been stolen in Oakland, police reported.

The theft

Law enforcement realized of the incident at 8:20 p.m. Monday when they got a contact reporting a sturdy-arm (no weapon) theft had just happened in a parking garage at Stanford Buying Heart.

Officers responded and discovered the victim suffering “moderate injuries” to her head and just one knee, law enforcement claimed.

She noted that as she got out of her motor vehicle to go procuring, two autos drove up to her and a few juveniles bought out and approached her. They tried to pull her purse off her shoulder. But she held on to it. One of the a few boys punched her regularly in the back of the head. She fell to the ground, at which issue that identical suspect stomped on a person of her knees. Then she enable go of the purse and the boys fled.

She managed to deliver a description of one of the boys to police.

Paramedics arrived and took her to the medical center.

The chase

Minutes afterwards, a law enforcement officer spotted the motor vehicle the victim had explained — a white, four-door 2016 Mazda 6) likely east on Hamilton Avenue in downtown Palo Alto.

The officer attempted to quit the Mazda, but the driver sped absent. The officer missing sight of the Mazda but a further officer noticed it going east on Oregon Expressway approaching 101.

That officer also tried to end the Mazda, but all over again it would not end and instead sped away to northbound Freeway 101.

Officers chased the Mazda until it eventually yielded on O’Brien Drive in the vicinity of Kavanaugh Generate in Menlo Park. Officers arrested the 3 boys at 8:35 p.m. and took them to Juvenile Hall.

Victim’s assets uncovered

At 9:44 p.m., a resident in the 800 block of Lincoln Avenue identified as law enforcement to report acquiring an assortment of particular home that experienced been dumped in front of their dwelling, law enforcement reported.

Products integrated the victim’s credit cards that had been in her stolen purse.

About the suspects

The driver of the Mazda and a single of the travellers are the two 12-year-aged people of Oakland who initially lied to police about their identities, law enforcement explained.

The other passenger was a 14-12 months-previous Oakland resident.

Police arrested all a few boys for robbery, felony battery, and conspiracy to dedicate a crime. Moreover, the two 12-12 months-olds were being both of those arrested for delivering wrong facts to police. The driver was also arrested for evading law enforcement and auto theft.

Law enforcement are investigating no matter if these boys dedicated crimes in other cities. There have been no other robberies lately in Palo Alto fully commited by juvenile suspects.

Law enforcement are also continuing to look into the existence of the next car or truck that the target, as properly as a witness, described. That automobile is explained as a dim four-door sedan, and was traveling with the white Mazda at the time of the theft.

Anyone with info is asked to get in touch with law enforcement at (650) 329-2413. Anonymous suggestions can be e-mailed to [email protected] or sent by using textual content message or voicemail to (650) 383-8984.