A man and a woman in a car cut off a vehicle driven by a 45-year-old East Palo Alto man, then robbed him at gunpoint around 4:20 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, at the intersection of Menalto Avenue and O'Keefe Street in the Willows neighborhood, police reported.
No one was injured in the incident, but the robbers got away with the victim's wallet and $150 in cash, Menlo Park Police Department spokeswoman Nicole Acker said. The victim did not report the incident until about 2:30 p.m. that day, she added.
The pair blocked the victim's path on the road with a gray four-door Honda, then the woman got out, pointed a gun at the victim and asked for his wallet, police said.
The victim did not give up his wallet but said he had no cash, so the woman went around to the unlocked passenger door, opened it, rifled through the contents of the front seat, found the man's wallet and took it, police said.
The man driving the Honda never got out of the vehicle and there were no witnesses, police said. Detectives are investigating and looking for a black man and a black woman. Anyone with information can call the Menlo Park police at 330-6300 or the anonymous tip line at 650-330-6395.