An East Palo Alto man was robbed at gunpoint at 10:15 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, when he was held up by two men during a marijuana sale that went awry, according to the Menlo Park Police Department.
The victim, who told police he had agreed to buy a pound of marijuana from the men for $1,100, was reportedly picked up at his home by the two men in a black Honda Accord. After that they drove around East Palo Alto and Menlo Park for about 15 minutes looking for a safe place to conduct the transaction, police said.
After the driver parked on Kelly Court in Menlo Park, the man sitting in the backseat allegedly pointed a gun at the victim's head and demanded that he turn over all his property. The victim asked the driver what was going on, and in turn the driver punched him twice in the face, police said.
Fearing for his life, the victim immediately gave the two men his money and cellphone, police said.
The two suspects then fled the area after the victim got out of the vehicle. The victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries, according to police.
A detailed description of the suspects is not available.