News Release News Release The City of Palo Alto
Communications Department
250 Hamilton Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94301


Subject :

Downtown Palo Alto Bank Robbed
Contact : Brian Philip, Detective, Palo Alto Police Department    650-329-2637
Palo Alto, CA - On Monday, December 3, 2007, a bank robbery took place at Mid-Peninsula Bank located at 420 Cowper Street. At approximately 1:00 pm, the suspect walked into the bank and approached a bank employee. While standing in front of the employee, he presented a note demanding various denominations of currency. 

The employee complied with the note and handed the suspect an undisclosed amount of cash. It is unknown whether a vehicle was awaiting the suspect. No weapons were involved in the robbery.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male adult, approximately 50 years of age, with an average build. During the robbery, he was wearing a black leather jacket and dark pants. The suspect had "salt and pepper" colored hair and a similar colored mustache. The suspect’s identity is unknown at this time and he is currently at large.

Please call the Palo Alto Police Department Tip Line, 650-329-2190, with any information concerning this case.