Palo Alto market robbed at gunpoint Saturday

Police believe armed man had getaway car waiting

A man with a black, semiautomatic handgun held up proprietors of the Valencia Market at 3487 El Camino Real in Palo Alto Saturday shortly before 8:40 p.m., fleeing the shop with cash from the register, Palo Alto police reported Sunday, Aug. 26.

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Posted by Joe
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Aug 26, 2012 at 4:29 pm

> In June 2011, the market – then known as Eli's Market --
> was similarly robbed of cash at gunpoint. At the time, it
> was the second armed robbery in the city in two days.

> The police expect to release a sketch of the robber within
> the next two days.

How many times does this place need to get robbed before it purchases a surveillance camera? Pictures would help the police more than the memory of eye-witnesses.

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Posted by Gus L.
a resident of Barron Park
on Aug 26, 2012 at 6:40 pm

Maybe the City should waive the Alarm Tax (Fee) on businesses and allow them to buy and upgrade their cameras and alarm systems.

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Posted by Language is Hard?
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Aug 27, 2012 at 11:00 am

What's with the language here:

"No arrests have yet to be made in the 2011 case..."


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