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


Subject :

Lytton Burglary Suspects Apprehended
Contact : Agent Donna Arndt, Palo Alto Police Department    650-329-2413
Officer Villaescusa    650-329-2413
Palo Alto, CA - On today‚Äôs date, at approximately 5:30 am, Palo Alto police responded to a silent burglary alarm at Redwood Capital Ventures located at 180 Lytton Ave.  When the first officer arrived at the scene, he found that a window to the business had been smashed out.  Officers quickly set up a perimeter.  Another officer spotted the two suspects fleeing from the scene on bicycles that they had stolen earlier.  One suspect, Michael Runnels, age 27 was captured at Alma and Palo Alto Ave.  The second suspect fled to the 100 block of Alma Ave. in the city of Menlo Park.   A PAPD canine located this suspect who was hiding behind a tree.  The second suspect, Robert Allen, age 36, sustained a bite wound from the canine and was taken into custody.  Both suspects are being charged with burglary and possession of burglary tools. PAPD officers located the laptop stolen from the business near the railroad tracks where the first suspect was apprehended.

For additional information on this case, contact Officer Villaescusa at 650-329-2413.