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Man seeking to buy marijuana robbed at gunpoint in Menlo Park

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.

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Man seeking to buy marijuana robbed at gunpoint in Menlo Park

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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.

— Rick Radin

Comments

Peter L.
Menlo Park: Downtown
on Oct 1, 2019 at 9:54 am
Peter L., Menlo Park: Downtown
on Oct 1, 2019 at 9:54 am
6 people like this

Can we talk about how hilarious this is?
First, if you're trying to buy a pound of marijuana in a place where you can now legally buy it (or have it delivered!), you've got a problem. I suspect the guy was lured in by an impossibly cheap deal.
Second, really, you come to Menlo Park to do this?


Citizen
Menlo Park: other
on Oct 1, 2019 at 10:28 am
Citizen , Menlo Park: other
on Oct 1, 2019 at 10:28 am
3 people like this

Perfect...... buying drugs, usually a victimless crime.... drug buying = violence/ crime....

Let’s legalize buying the stuff in downtown Menlo Park... what a joke!


Demon Rum Dealers
Menlo Park: Park Forest
on Oct 1, 2019 at 10:44 am
Demon Rum Dealers, Menlo Park: Park Forest
on Oct 1, 2019 at 10:44 am
12 people like this

> Let’s legalize buying the stuff in downtown Menlo Park... what a joke!

There are DUI arrests in Menlo Park, we need to prohibit alcohol sales in Menlo.

Particularly downtown, where high concentrations of alcohol dealers ply their evil trade.


Alan
Menlo Park: Belle Haven
on Oct 1, 2019 at 1:59 pm
Alan, Menlo Park: Belle Haven
on Oct 1, 2019 at 1:59 pm
2 people like this

He intends to make an illegal transaction. He gets into a car with those he wishes to buy from, so they can make the transaction far away from the police. Instead, these guys rob him.

Should anyone be surprised?


Go to the store!
Atherton: Lindenwood
on Oct 1, 2019 at 2:50 pm
Go to the store!, Atherton: Lindenwood
on Oct 1, 2019 at 2:50 pm
8 people like this

Good grief, what's next for these brainiacs?
"Man tries to buy a pound of tax free butter and gets robbed"

It's legal, go to the store and buy some. Nobody will stop you!


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