Early morning police call evacuates Safeway

Woman claims seeing men with guns at Sharon Heights market

People shopping at the Sharon Heights Safeway in Menlo Park around 1 a.m. Monday morning (Aug. 16) got more than they bargained for when police surrounded and evacuated the building.

A woman called police to report seeing two men arming themselves before entering the store. However, a search of the premises turned up no sign of the pair.

A review of the store's security camera footage also came up empty, according to police spokesperson Nicole Acker.

She said it's possible the witness saw employees outside on a break holding price ticket guns or box cutters. Police plan to re-interview the witness this evening.

The Palo Alto Police Department and San Mateo County Sheriff's Office also responded to the call.

Bay City News Service contributed to this story.

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Posted by R.GORDON
a resident of another community
on Aug 16, 2010 at 12:23 pm

R.GORDON is a registered user.

I did predict a rise in crime and burglaries, but not this.
Hallucinations are starting to make the front pages.

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