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

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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!!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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