Police looking for would-be mugger with gun

The red dot indicates the general location of the attempted robbery in the 1100 block of Webster St.

By the Daily Post staff

Palo Alto police are looking for a gunman who attempted to rob a man in broad daylight on a residential street. The gunman ran away when the victim refused to give him anything, police said.

On Wednesday at 2:19 p.m., police got a call about an attempted robbery that had happened 30 minutes earlier. The victim, a man in his 20s, said he had been working outside a home. He said the gunman approached him on foot, pointed a gun at him and demanded his wallet and phone.

The victim refused, and the suspect then ran to a waiting red Toyota pickup truck driven by another person, police said. The truck drove away south on Webster Street.

The victim described the would-be robber as a Hispanic man of unknown age, about 5 feet 7 inches tall. He was wearing a black jacket, black pants, and a black face covering.

A witness reported the truck was driven by a Hispanic man wearing glasses.

Police ask anyone with information about this case call them at (650) 329-2413.