Menlo Park convenience store robbed at gunpoint

Armed thieves steal cash, alcohol from Tri-E-Z store on El Camino Real

The Tri-E-Z convenience store on El Camino Real in Menlo Park lost cash and booze during an armed robbery Monday night (May 30).

Menlo Park police said two suspects entered the store in the 1800 block of El Camino Real, near Spruce Avenue, around 10:30 p.m.

One man, carrying a gun, forced an employee to empty $400 out of the cash register while the other suspect stuffed six bottles of alcohol into a backpack before the pair fled, heading south.

A witness described the first man as either a Hispanic or white man standing between 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet tall, weighing about 180 pounds, and wearing a black ski mask, dark hoodie, jeans, and gloves.

The second man appeared to be a light-skinned black man of similar height, weighing about 200 pounds, wearing a dark ski mask, dark hoodie sweat shirt, jeans, gloves, and carrying a black backpack, according to the police report.

— Sandy Brundage


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Posted by Nayeli
a resident of Midtown
on May 31, 2011 at 4:17 pm

I hope that they can find these two shining examples of everything that is wrong with society.

Once they are caught, I hope that they are humiliated in public with the same level of humiliation as the level of fear that they caused in that store employee.

In addition, I hope that their families are embarrassed to even know these two losers. Unfortunately, the families of thugs like this often come to their aid and defend them.

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Posted by RL
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Jun 1, 2011 at 8:44 pm

just read where a pharmacist was robbed at gunpoint, he shot and killed the robber, and was convicted of murder......

Probably just a racist jury...but regardless, this foreshadows an ominous future for our society.

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