A 7-Eleven on California Street is the latest target in a recent string of robberies in Mountain View that police suspect may be the work of a group of armed men.
At approximately 9:20 p.m. on Tuesday evening, two masked men dressed in black entered a 7-Eleven store located at 2640 California St., said police spokesperson Liz Wylie.
According to Wylie one suspect pointed a small, black handgun at the clerk and told him to open the cash register. He then threatened a customer with the gun, taking the victim's wallet.
Wylie said the second suspect, who did not have a gun, approached another person who was shopping in the store, "but that particular customer told the suspect he didn't have any money and they moved on."
According to Wylie, the suspects fled from the store and are still at large.
"They were all masked up," she said, adding that the victims were able to see around the eyes that the suspects were African American. They were described as about 5' 10" and of thin build.
Wylie said police "don't know" if the string of recent robberies are related, because "we don't know who they are."
"But we believe that there is probably a large group of people, and at any time in any of these incidences it's two or three of a large group," she said. "We think they're related, but is it the exact same people every time? Probably not."
She added that detectives are continuing to investigate the cases, and that she could not disclose the amount of money stolen.