After they complied, he returned to his vehicle — described as a gray Acura MDX sports-utility vehicle — and drove east on Embarcadero Road. He was last seen entering the on-ramp of southbound Highway 101.
There were no customers at the station during the robbery, according to the police. No one was hurt.
The suspect was described as a black male, about 6 feet tall with a thin build. He wore a black sweatshirt with a hood over his head, dark pants and a white handkerchief over his face. Because his face was obscured, the victims couldn't estimate his age. They described his gun as a gray semi-automatic pistol.
Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call the Palo Alto police at 650-329-2413. Anonymous tips can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or sent by text message or voice mail to 650-383-8984.
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