$10,000 reward offered for Safeway robbers

Palo Alto police released these images of the men who robbed the Midtown Safeway early Friday morning.

By the Daily Post staff

Mothers Against Murder, a Los Altos-based nonprofit, is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the three men who robbed the Midtown Safeway early Friday morning.

He was the lookout during the Safeway robbery.

With the announcement of the reward, police released surveillance camera images of the suspects.

The three men entered the Safeway at 2811 Middlefield Road at 12:38 a.m. Friday and ordered an employee to the ground near the pharmacy, which was closed. One of the men was holding a handgun. A second robber broke the glass door of the pharmacy, entered and stole an unknown amount of prescription drugs. The third guy acted as a lookout near the front of the store.

No customers were in the store at the time, only four employees.

The three ran out of the store and jumped into a red pickup, believed to be a 2000 Ford or Chevy.

An image of another robber.

Three hours before the robbery, at 9:44 p.m., two of the robbers came into the Safeway, took food items and left without paying, police said. The two were spotted on video from the store’s security cameras.

Police said all three are Hispanic men in their 20s ranging in height from 5-foot-7 to 5-foot-9 with medium builds. The robber who brandished the handgun wore a grey hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, and red sneakers. The second robber who broke the glass door wore a yellow hooded sweatshirt with a Tommy Hilfiger logo on it, dark pants, and black shoes. The third guy who acted as a look out wore a red hooded jacket, grey pants, and white sneakers.

Anyone with information can call police at (650) 329-2413. Tips can be emailed to paloalto@tipnow.org or sent via text to (650) 383-8984.

He brandished a handgun during the Safeway robbery.
This is the lookout during the robbery.

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