Menlo Park: Armed robbers hold up man in car at his home

Suspects still on the loose, last seen on Hamilton Avenue, police say

Two men, one holding a knife and the other a tire iron, robbed a man who was in his car and had just arrived at his Menlo Park home Wednesday night, July 13, police reported.

Police said they arrived in the 1300 block of Chilco Street within a minute of the 10:22 p.m. call, but the suspects had fled and are still at large. They made off with about $800 in cash, police said.

One of the two men who approached the car said, "Give me what you have," while pointing the knife toward him, police said.

He handed over his wallet, which contained about $800 in cash. After emptying the cash from the wallet, the suspects left the wallet and fled southbound on Hamilton Avenue, where they were last seen, police said.

One suspect was described as a black man, roughly 5 feet 11 inches tall, weighing 180 to 200 pounds and wearing a black ski mask, a black sweater and black Adidas sweat pants with white stripes.

The other suspect was described as a 6-foot, 180-pound Hispanic or Pacific Islander man wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with the hood tightened over his face and black jeans. Both men were believed to be in their 20s.

Police ask anyone with information about the incident to call Officer Russell at (650) 330-6300 or the anonymous tip line at (650) 330-6395.

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