Masked man robs Menlo Park Quiznos at gunpoint

Police hunt for suspect in brazen evening robbery on Santa Cruz Avenue

A man walking into the Quiznos restaurant on Santa Cruz Avenue on election night wasn't there to order a sandwich or to talk politics -- he wanted money, and backed up the demand with a gun.

Police described the man as approximately 5 feet 9 inches, 165 to 175 pounds, possibly Caucasian. He wore dark clothing and a white shirt accessorized with a full mask, according to a press release.

A witness told police it looked like the suspect jumped into a dark-colored Ford Mustang that pulled out of a parking lot and took off southbound on El Camino Real.

The shop had no customers when the robbery occurred around 6:15 p.m. The man grabbed money from the cash register and ordered the employees into a back room. No one was hurt.

Anyone with information about the robbery can call Menlo Park detectives at 650-330-6300.

— Bay City News Service

We can't do it without you.
Support local journalism.


Like this comment
Posted by chameo
a resident of Fairmeadow
on Nov 3, 2010 at 2:49 pm

for prop 19 not passing, and the alcohol culture maintained, karma causes these events. even ''white'' people pray tell!!

Like this comment
Posted by Quiznos
a resident of College Terrace
on Nov 3, 2010 at 6:46 pm

How much money is a Quiznos going to have? These "possibly Caucasian" people are not too bright.

Like this comment
Posted by Why Quiznos?
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Nov 4, 2010 at 10:50 am

The nearby US Bank was already closed for the day. Besides, robbing a bank brings the FBI after you.

Like this comment
Posted by BBR
a resident of Menlo Park
on Nov 4, 2010 at 5:32 pm

Hilarious thread of comments! I love it. Yes.... for prop 19 not passing... karma! 'possibly Caucasian' people not too bright, YA! I love it..... FBI and the bank. I hear ya. Thanks for the laugh. Still... robbery is no laughing matter. Sorry. I hope they're caught, cause otherwise, they'll do it again. Get busy MP Police.

Sorry, but further commenting on this topic has been closed.

Be the first to know

Get the latest headlines sent straight to your inbox every day.

Barcelona tapas restaurant coming to Palo Alto
By Elena Kadvany | 17 comments | 7,907 views

Do Palo Altans still love their city? If not, what should the city do?
By Diana Diamond | 27 comments | 1,801 views

Couples: Reading List
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 1,401 views