Three men fled from a laden pick-up truck at Varian, 911 Hansen Way, in Palo Alto, Friday (Feb. 25) after a security guard spotted them and called the Palo Alto police.
The Ford truck was filled with heavy-duty metal warehouse shelving, according to Palo Alto police Agent Kara Salazar, a department public-information officer.
The men hopped over a soundwall and took off toward Chimalus Avenue in Barron Park around 6 p.m. Friday, Salazar said.
One man is described as a light-skinned male with a scruffy beard, in his 20s, 6 feet tall, medium build; the second as a light-skinned male, about 25 years old, 6 feet 1 inch, muscular build, wearing a blue hat; the third as a Hispanic male in his late 20s to early 30s, 5 feet 6 inches, husky build, also with a blue hat.
The police are requesting that anyone might have seen them -- perhaps being picked up in another vehicle or wandering around Barron Park close to 6 p.m. Friday -- call 650-329-2413 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
No further information is available as the investigation is ongoing, Salazar said. The incident was reported as grand theft.