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


Subject :

Daytime Robbery Near Downtown Palo Alto
Contact : Agent Max Nielepko, Palo Alto Police Department    650-329-2413
Palo Alto, CA --  On Monday, March 7, 2011 at 12:21 PM, Palo Alto Police received a call from the victim of a robbery. The man reported he was robbed by three men while walking in the 700 block of Cowper Street. The victim said he was approached by three Hispanic males in their 20's, who brandished a knife and forced him into a secluded driveway. The victim was not harmed during the robbery. The suspects then took the victim’s cash and fled. The suspects were last seen getting into a late 1990’s, 2-door, Mitsubishi. The car was black and had two red racing stripes running down the center from the front to the back. The car drove away eastbound from the area.

The Palo Alto Police Department is actively investigating this robbery. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Police Department at 650-329-2413. Anonymous tips can be emailed to, or anonymous voicemails and text messages can be sent to 650-383-8984.

No further information will be released about this robbery at this time due to the ongoing investigation.