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SAN JOSE -- Police are hoping the public release of surveillance images will help them find two suspects in a robbery near a light rail station earlier this month.

The holdup was reported about 7:30 p.m. March 8 in the 2700 block of Peridot Place after two men followed at least two people from the Berryessa station and confronted them, police said. The men threatened to shoot the victims if they did not hand over their belongings, then ran off with the stolen items.

One of the robbers is described as a black man in his 20s, 5 feet 10 inches tall, 180 pounds with an Afro hairstyle, last seen wearing black and white plaid shorts, a white T-shirt and light-gray tennis shoes.

The second robber is described as a Latino man in his 20s, 5 feet 8 inches tall, 180 pounds with a goatee and tattoo on his left forearm. He was last seen wearing black-and-white plaid shorts, a black short-sleeved collared shirt and black and white tennis shoes.

Anyone with information about the case can contact Detective Todd Jennings at 408-277-4166, or leave a tip with Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers at 408-947-STOP (7867) or http://tipsubmit.com.

Contact Robert Salonga at 408-920-5002. Follow him at Twitter.com/robertsalonga.