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


Subject :

Gas Station Robbed at Gunpoint
Contact : Brian Philip, Detective, Palo Alto Police Department    650-329-2637
Palo Alto Police Department Tip Line    650-329-2190
Palo Alto, CA -On Monday, January 7, 2008, a robbery took place at the Valero Gas Station located at 1963 El Camino Real. At approximately 6:30 pm, two suspects approached a clerk who was standing behind the gas station counter.  One suspect produced a handgun and demanded money.  The employee complied with the suspects’ demands and removed approximately $400 from the cash register. The suspect without the handgun took the money from the clerk and also removed several cartons of cigarettes from the counter area. 

The suspects exited the gas station and ran northbound on El Camino Real. The clerk was uninjured and immediately called the police at the conclusion of the robbery.   

The suspects are described as Hispanic male adults, between 18 and 25 years of age.  Suspect #1 was described as having a thin build. He was wearing a dark colored cap, a black hooded sweatshirt, "Dickies" style kaki pants, and black shoes. Suspect #2 had a medium build and was wearing a black cap, a white hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, and white shoes.  The suspects’ identities are unknown at this time.

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