Menlo Park police search for armed robbery suspect

Authorities are searching for a man in his mid-20s who threatened a victim with a handgun and stole $40 Tuesday night, Menlo Park police announced Wednesday.

Police responded to reports of an armed robbery around 11 p.m. in the Sharon Heights Shopping Center, at 325 Sharon Park Drive. Upon arrival they contacted a victim who had withdrawn money from a nearby automated teller machine when the suspect approached him, brandished a handgun and demanded money.

The victim threw $40 at the suspect who snatched it from the ground and fled through an apartment complex, according to police.

The suspect is described as a 5 foot 10 inch white man weighing 200 pounds. He was last seen wearing a white hooded sweatshirt with a black logo on the front.

Anyone with additional information about this incident is asked to contact Menlo Park police at (650) 330-6300.

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