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


Subject :

Arco Gas Station Robbery
Contact : Agent Brian Philip, Palo Alto Police Department    650-329-2413
Palo Alto, Ca -- On Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at 10:09 PM, an armed robbery occurred at the Arco gas station located at 699 San Antonio Road. The suspect entered the store, produced a handgun and demanded money from the clerk. The clerk complied with the suspect's demands and gave him the money from the register. The exact amount taken is unknown at this time. The suspect was described as being either white or Hispanic, approximately 5 foot six inches in height with a medium build. He was wearing a black hooded jacket and blue jeans.

The suspect fled the scene on foot and no one was injured during the incident. Police immediately responded to the area and were unable to locate the suspect. Detectives will continue to investigate the incident for any further leads. No further specific information will be released as this investigation is ongoing.