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


Subject :

Armed Robbery At the Embarcadero Road Shell Station
Contact : Lieutenant Sandra Brown, Palo Alto Police Department    650-704-2930
Palo Alto, CA - Palo Alto Police responded to the report that an armed robbery had just occurred at the Shell gas station located at 1161 Embarcadero Road.

An unknown suspect entered the kiosk at the service station at 6:30 AM, brandished a firearm and demanded cash. The lone clerk complied with the robber's request and was not injured. The suspect was described as a black male adult, wearing a gray sweatshirt and a stocking pulled over his head. The suspect fled the station northbound through the Edgewood Shopping Center. The clerk did not see or hear a vehicle in the vicinity and there are no other witnesses to the crime at this time. A canine officer and his partner responded quickly to the scene and attempted to track the direction of flight or the location of the suspect. The suspect was not located.

Anyone with information regarding this particular crime is encouraged to call the Palo Alto Police Department at 650-329-2413. Any anonymous tips may be sent to