PALO ALTO, Calif. (KRON) — 4 suspects who robbed the 7-Eleven in Palo Alto’s Midtown neighborhood on Wednesday stay at massive, in keeping with a information launch from Palo Alto PD. Officers have been alerted to the crime at round 11:15 p.m. Wednesday when the Palo Alto PD 24-hour dispatch heart bought a name from a clerk on the retailer, which is situated at 708 Colorado Avenue.
The shop had simply been robbed by 4 suspects who fled in a car, the clerk instructed police. Officers responded instantly and arrived on the scene a few minute later. They have been unable to find the suspect car, nonetheless.
An investigation revealed that the suspects walked into the shop and tried to enter the cashier’s space. The clerk, a person in his thirties, tried to dam the suspects and was pushed again towards the money register, police mentioned. The suspects then reportedly threatened to beat him if he didn’t cooperate.
The clerk complied, opened the register and the suspects stole money and a number of other cartons of cigarettes. The suspects then ran from the shop, bought right into a car parked on Colorado Avenue and fled eastbound on Colorado Avenue.
The sufferer was not bodily injured within the theft, police mentioned.
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The suspects have been described as Black male juveniles, all aged 15 or youthful. They have been carrying darkish hoodies and face masks, in keeping with the sufferer. The suspect car was described as a darkish, older-model sedan with a lowered suspension. No surveillance photos can be found for launch, police mentioned, as they might not support in suspect identification attributable to faces being obscured.
Detectives are actively investigating the case, together with the likelihood that it might have been linked to incidents in different cities, police mentioned. The final time this 7-Eleven location was robbed was in December 2020.