PALO ALTO (CBS SF) – Palo Alto police are searching for a man who allegedly robbed a 7-Eleven store at gunpoint early Wednesday morning.

The suspect walked into the store at 708 Colorado Ave. while an employee in his 20s was mopping the floor, revealed a semi-automatic handgun from under his clothing and demanded money from the cash register. He then ran away with the money, heading east on Colorado, according to police.

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The employee described the suspect to police, saying he was in his 20s, 5 feet 7 inches tall and had a thin build. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black pants, red shoes, purple gloves and a red bandana covering his face. Police were able to obtain only a low-quality image from surveillance cameras.

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Police are trying to determine if the suspect is connected to robberies in areas near the Midtown 7-Eleven. Anyone with information is asked to call police dispatch at (650) 329-2413 or email an anonymous tip to

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