Police searching for suspect who tried to rob man in Palo Alto

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Palo Alto police are looking for a suspect who tried to rob a man Wednesday night. 

According to the Palo Alto Police Department, the incident happened at 9 p.m. in the 200 block of Leland Avenue. 

Officers say the victim who’s in his 30s, was walking down the street when a man approached him and demanded his cellphone. 

The victim refused and that is when the suspect swung at him but missed. 

The victim ran away westbound on Leland Avenue and the suspect chased him for some time. 

Moments before that robbery, the victim told police he witnessed the suspect approach someone else demanding their iPad. 

The suspect is described as a black man in his 40s, about 6-ft tall, weighing 200 pounds. 

He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and pants. The suspect appeared to be bald and was carrying a large black garbage bag that was a third full. Before the suspect approached the pedestrians, he was observed talking to himself. 

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