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


Subject :

Armed Robbery at Store
Contact : Officer Max Nielepko, Palo Alto Police Department    650-329-2413
Anonymous Tip Line, Palo Alto Police Department    650-329-2190
Palo Alto CA -  A man robbed the Midtown Longs Drugs store today using a rifle. No shots were fired and nobody was injured. The suspect fled and was not captured.

On Thursday, January 22, at 7:44 p.m., police received a 911 call reporting an armed robbery at the Longs Drugs store located at 2701 Middlefield Road.

The suspect entered the store, approached a cash register and displayed a rifle that was concealed under his coat to a cashier. The suspect demanded money and was given an undisclosed amount of cash from the register. The suspect then walked out of the store and left in an unknown direction.

The suspect was described as a white male adult, about 25-35 years old, with a full beard. The suspect was nearly 6 feet tall and weighed about 180 pounds. He was wearing a black knit cap, long black trench coat and blue jeans.

Police ask that anyone with information please call the Palo Alto Police Department's anonymous tip line at 650-329-2190.