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Menlo Park: Masked men rob Trader Joe's at gunpoint

 

Trader Joe's employees were held at gunpoint by two men during an armed robbery of the Menlo Avenue store in Menlo Park around 9:15 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, police said.

The men entered Trader Joe's after it had closed and ordered two employees at gunpoint to lie face down on the floor and demanded money, police said. No one was injured, according to Menlo Park Police Department spokesperson Nicole Acker.

The men fled the scene with an estimated $4,600 in cash, Ms. Acker said. Officers searched the area but could not find the suspects.

The men were described as wearing white face masks. One was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and white sweatpants and the other wore gray sweats. Their ethnicity was determined to be Pacific Islander, based on sound of voice and appearance of skin, said Ms. Acker.

The Menlo Park Police Department says it is actively investigating the case.

Police ask that anyone who witnessed the incident or has information about the case to call the department at (650) 330-6300, or call an anonymous tip line at (650) 330-6395.

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4 people like this
Posted by whatever
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Aug 14, 2016 at 9:33 am

And hopefully no one was physically injured?


5 people like this
Posted by Curious
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Aug 14, 2016 at 10:21 am

How can you tell the race of people wearing hooded sweatshirts?


3 people like this
Posted by Upper ELake
a resident of another community
on Aug 14, 2016 at 11:41 am

Same exact routine as the San Carlos Trader Joe's a couple of years back.


5 people like this
Posted by Roberto
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Aug 15, 2016 at 8:32 am

Roberto is a registered user.

@ Upper ELake - correct - and for security reasons not to be listed here, for the same exact reason I would bet on.


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