Liquor Store Robbed at Gunpoint

Two suspects, both wearing masks, made off with cash and liquor.

Two men wearing ski masks robbed Tri-E-Z Foods and Liquor in Menlo Park Monday night, making off with roughly $400 and six bottles of booze.

At approximately 10:39 p.m. the two men entered the store on 1820 El Camino Real. One approached the cash register, drew a black handgun and demanded all of the money from the register. The second suspect went to the liquor aisle and put six bottles, including Hennesy and Bacardi, in a large black pack. The cashier complied and and was not injured during the robbery.

The cashier told police the two men fled out the front door and ran southbound, but did not see them get into a car. The store's video system recorded the crime and detectives are scanning the footage for leads, said Police Spokeswoman Nicole Acker.

Both suspects were wearing dark hooded sweatshirts, dark jeans and gloves. Despite the masks, the employee said the gunman was possibly Hispanic or white, about six-feet-tall and weighing roughly 180 pounds. The man carrying the backpack was described as African American with light skin, about the same height and weighing roughly 200 pounds.

Anyone with additional information, or who may seen the suspects fleeing the store, is asked to call the Menlo Park Police Department at (650) 330-6300.


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