A man was robbed at gunpoint in the carport of an apartment complex on the 1000 block of Tanland Drive at about 8:45 a.m. on Saturday morning, Feb. 9, according to police.
The victim, a man in his 40s, parked his car at the complex and noticed a man pacing back and forth nearby. As the victim started walking through the carport, the man emerged from behind a wall and pointed a semi-automatic pistol at the victim's stomach, police stated in a news release.
The suspect then ordered the victim to get into his car and then give him his wallet. The victim complied. The suspect, who stayed outside the car, then ran, police stated.
Police who arrived at the scene were unable to locate the suspect, who the victim last saw the suspect running south through Greer Park near the basketball courts.
The victim described the suspect as a 5-foot-8-inch black male in his late 20s or early 30s wearing gray tracksuit with the hood over his head.
Detectives are investigating whether the incident is related to a similar incident involving a man and a woman who were robbed at gunpoint in downtown Palo Alto on Jan. 22.
More information will be posted as it becomes available.