A man armed with a semi-automatic pistol confronted two teenagers on Sunday night (July 13), demanding they hand over their wallets and cellphones, according to Menlo Park police.
The robbery occurred at Gilbert Avenue near Pope Street around 6:47 p.m. The suspect was described as a white man dressed in a black hat, sunglasses, black jacket and gray sweatpants. He fled north on Gilbert with an estimated $1,280 worth of valuables, including two smartphones.
The 14-year-old and 15-year-old victims were not injured.
Mayor Ray Mueller urged anyone with security cameras in the area or other information to consider contacting police.
"I am disgusted by this brazen act of lawlessness. It sickens me that someone pointed a gun at our youth," Mr. Mueller said.
Anyone with information about the crime may call police at 330-6300.