Arrest made in Midtown Baskin Robbins robbery

Justin Michael Tucker, 30, was arrested in connection of the Palo Alto Baskin Robbins.

By the Daily Post staff

UPDATE, 4:10 P.M. FRIDAY — A man wanted for other robberies in the Bay Area has been arrested in Monday night’s holdup at the Midtown Palo Alto Baskin Robbins ice cream shop, police said today.

Justin Michael Tucker, 30, was arrested today in the Santa Clara County Jail in San Jose, where he has been held after federal marshals and San Jose police arrested him in connection with the other cases on Wednesday.

TUESDAY AFTERNOON — A man with a gun robbed the Midtown Palo Alto Baskin Robbins last night, taking money from both the cash register and tip jar, police said.

A surveillance camera took this picture of the gunman who robbed the Palo Alto Baskin Robbins on Monday night (March 22). Courtesy of Palo Alto police.

The gunman is still at large. He’s described as a white man in his early 20s with short black hair. He was wearing a black sweatshirt, a black 49ers hat, and a camouflage face covering.

Police said that at 7:41 p.m. their dispatchers got a call about the robbery 35 minutes earlier at the Baskin Robbins at 2615 Middlefield Road.

Police learned that the man entered the store and ordered food. When the employee, a woman in her 20s, returned with the food, the man pointed a gun at her, ordered her to open the cash register and took money. Police said he also took money out of the tip jar while the employee was preparing his food.

The man exited the store and was last seen driving south on Middlefield in a four-door sedan.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at (650) 329-2413. Anonymous tips can be e-mailed to or sent via text message or voice mail to 650-383-8984. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through the Police Department’s free mobile app, downloadable at or



  1. “the man pointed a gun at her”
    This is outrageous. What happened to the background check? We obviously do not have enough gun laws. I bet the pistol had a 10 round magazine too.

    • Obviously illegal gun. Easier to get an illegal gun than it is a cheeseburger these days. No line for a gun, cars ahead of you in the drive thru. Just go to East Palo Alto or East San Jose.

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