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Menlo Park Police Department
Thursday July 14th, 2016 :: 10:29 a.m. PDT


Suspects armed with a knife rob Menlo Park resident

On July 13, 2016, at approximately 10:22 PM, officers were dispatched to the1300 block of Chilco Street on the report of an armed robbery. Menlo Park Police Communications advised that the suspects were last seen on Hamilton Avenue. Menlo Park Police arrived within one minute to the area and began searching for the suspects. The suspects were not located.

The victim stated that he had just arrived home from work and parked his vehicle when two men approached his car door. Suspect #1 stated, "Give me what you have" and brandished a knife with the blade pointing towards the victim. Suspect #2 stood behind Suspect #1 and did not say anything although he was holding a tire iron by his side. The victim turned over his wallet to Suspect #1. The suspects walked eastbound on Chilco Street while Suspect #1 removed $800 cash from the victim’s wallet and dropped the wallet near the hood of the victim’s car. Both suspects then fled southbound on Hamilton Avenue. The victim was uninjured.

Suspect #1 was described as a black male in his 20's, about 5'11" tall, weighing between 180 and 200 pounds wearing a black ski mask that covered his entire head except for his eyes. He was also wearing a black sweater and black Adidas sweat pants with white stripes down the sides. The knife was possibly a pocket knife with a black colored blade approximately five inches long.

Suspect #2 was described as a Hispanic or Pacific Islander man in his 20's, about 6' tall, with a thinner build, weighing about 180 pounds. He wore a black hooded sweatshirt with the hood pulled over his head and the strings of the hood tied in front of his face, limiting the victim’s view of Suspect #2's face. He was also wearing black colored jeans

The Menlo Park Police Department is still currently investigating this incident and is asking anyone who might have additional information and/or witnessed this incident to contact the investigating officer, Officer Russell at (650) 330-6300 or the anonymous tip line at (650) 330-6395.

Menlo Park Police Department
701 Laurel Street
Menlo Park, CA 94025

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 650-330-6300

Sergeant Tim Brackett

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