Palo Alto police are looking for two men who they say committed armed robbery at Fry's Electronics on Wednesday afternoon and took off with three video-game consoles.
The two men allegedly walked into Fry's shortly before 4 p.m., grabbed three video-game systems off the shelf and ran for the exit. After one of the men ran out with two of the consoles, a Fry's employee tried to block the exit to stop the second man, who was holding the remaining console. At that point, the second man pulled out a silver revolver and pointed at the victim, police said. The employee backed away and the second suspect ran outside to join his colleague.
The two men then took off from the Portage Avenue store in a dark four-door sedan toward El Camino Real. Palo Alto officers arrived at the scene minutes after getting the call but could not locate the suspects, who remain at large. Police said the three game systems have a combined value of about $1,200.
Both men were described as Hispanic and between 25 and 30 years old. Both had short-cropped black hair and were wearing jeans and T-shirts. The armed suspect wore a dark T-shirt, while the other man wore a white one. Police have provided a surveillance photo of the two men and anticipate releasing a sketch of the armed suspect in the near future.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the department's 24-hour dispatch center at 650-329-2413. Anonymous tips can be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or sent via text message or voice mail to 650-383-8984. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through the department's free mobile app, downloadable at bit.ly/PAPD-AppStore or bit.ly/PAPD-GooglePlay.