Mountain View Voice

News - May 7, 2010

Armed robbers back out of stick-up

Two men unsuccessfully tried to rob a Mountain View grocery store late Thursday night, April 29, before fleeing the scene less than a minute later, police say.

The two men entered the Shop n Save market on 779 East Evelyn Ave. at 11:12 p.m. wearing black hooded sweatshirts, Mountain View Police Department spokeswoman Liz Wylie said. Their faces were covered, she said, and one had a semi-automatic handgun.

The men demanded money from the store's clerk, who told them to go behind the counter themselves to get it, Wylie said. The robbers then left the store without taking anything and fled the scene via unknown means, she said.

The entire incident lasted about 12 seconds, she said.

There were several other customers in the store during the attempted robbery, Wylie said, but no injuries occurred.

The suspects' identities are currently unknown.

Martin Sanchez

Comments

Posted by The Eye, a resident of Old Mountain View
on May 6, 2010 at 12:37 pm

They must be new at that sort of thing. Hopefully, they won't get any *more* experienced, in the future. One can always hope.


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