3 wanted in armed robbery of Palo Alto Safeway pharmacy

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PALO ALTO (KRON) – Authorities are searching for three suspects who robbed a pharmacy inside a Safeway in Palo Alto early Friday.

It happened around 12:40 a.m. at the Safeway located in the Midtown neighborhood on Middlefield Road.

According to police, one suspect pointed a handgun at an employee and ordered him on the ground near the closed pharmacy while a second suspect broke the glass door of the pharmacy and stole an unknown amount of prescription drugs.

Police said all three male suspects then ran out of the store and fled in a pickup truck, possibly an early 2000 model red Ford or Chevrolet two-door pickup truck.

They were last seen traveling east on Oregon Expressway.

Police said it doesn’t appear that the suspect discharged his gun.

No employees were injured and there were no customers inside the Safeway at the time of the armed robbery.

All three suspects are described as Hispanic men in their 20’s with medium builds.

One suspect wore a grey hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, and red tennis shoes.

The second suspect wore a yellow hooded sweatshirt with a Tommy Hilfiger logo on it, dark pants, and black shoes.

The third suspect wore a red hooded jacket, grey pants, and white sneakers.

Police have not released surveillance images or video at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to call the 24-hour dispatch center at 650-329-2413.

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