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


Subject :

Man in Disguise Robs Credit Union
Contact : Agent Dan Ryan, Palo Alto Police Department    408-406-1330
Palo Alto, CA - Police responded at 5:02 p.m., to the Alliance Credit Union in the 500 block of Cowper Street on the report of an armed robbery. A man entered the office and approached a teller, and, while speaking to her in Spanish, gave her a demand note. He obtained an undisclosed amount of cash, placed it in a bag that he had carried in with him, and fled out the front door.

The robber was described as a forty year-old Hispanic male with a mustache, approximately 5'10" to 6' tall, wearing a tan baseball cap and a red or auburn-colored wig with long curly hair. He wore sunglasses and a white or pale yellow dress shirt, with red stripes. No direction of travel was seen after he left the office.

Evidence technicians worked into the evening at the credit union office. Police ask that anyone who may have seen this incident or this suspect to call our anonymous tip line at 650-329-2190.