Mountain View Voice

For the Record - June 22, 2012

Crime briefs

Convenience store hold-up

More than $400 was stolen from the register of an East El Camino Real convenience store when the clerk was robbed at gunpoint on the night of June 13, police said.

The clerk, a 35-year-old man, told police he handed over the money after a man entered the his store — the Stop 2 Save, located at 805 E. El Camino Real — at about 10:05 p.m. and pointed a silver handgun at him, according to Liz Wylie, public information officer for the Mountain View Police Department.

The robber fled on foot down Dale Avenue toward Continental Circle, Wylie said. With the aid of a police dog, officers attempted to track the thief; the dog followed his scent to the sound wall of Highway 85 on the west side of The Americana Apartments — a large complex near the convenience store.

Wylie said the culprit was described as a black man, of "medium height and build, wearing a black jacket or hooded sweatshirt and dark or black pants and shoes." Because his face was covered it was not clear how old the man was, she said.

Burglary

A Sony laptop and black Nokia camera were stolen from a home in the 2400 block of Whitney Drive sometime in the early afternoon on June 18, police said.

Police believe the burglar, or burglars, entered the home through a unlocked sliding door between 12:45 p.m. and 3 p.m. and made off with the items.

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