Two armed men held up the 7-Eleven on Rengstorff Avenue on Monday, June 20, making off with the contents of the store's cash drawer, police said.
The clerk and two customers were in the store when the masked suspects entered, around 6:30 p.m., said Liz Wylie, spokeswoman for the Mountain View Police Department. One of the men, armed with a silver semi-automatic handgun, jumped the counter and pointed his weapon at the clerk, a 52-year-old San Jose resident. The other robber, armed with a black semi-automatic handgun, emptied the cash drawer and patted down the clerk, presumably looking for a wallet, Wylie said.
The two suspects fled with less than $500, heading east on Latham Avenue, she said. One of the customers witnessed the robbery; the other ran out of the store when he saw the suspects enter, Wylie said. Both suspects were wearing sweatshirts and jeans, and neither spoke with an accent, she said. One was about 6 feet tall, the other of average height, and both were of average build, said Wylie.
No one was injured in the robbery. Police used a canine unit from Sunnyvale to try to track the suspects, but in the heat and crowded conditions, the dog quickly lost the trail, Wylie said.