PLEASANTON -- A downtown liquor store was robbed early Monday morning by two armed men who got away with cash from the business and the clerk's personal items, police said.

At 6:58 a.m., officers responded to an armed robbery at the Express Liquors at 4363 First St. Two men entered the business and demanded the clerk turn over to them the money from the cash registers, as well as the employee's wallet and cell phone.

Police said the men got away with an undisclosed amount of cash, ran west on First Street, vaulted a chain-link fence into the north parking lot of the Firehouse Arts Center on Railroad Avenue and then presumably got into a waiting car. They have not been located.

Both men are described as in their 20s and average size. One man was described as white or light-skinned Hispanic, wearing a light gray hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans, apparently carrying a dark-colored handgun. The second man was described as Hispanic, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans, brandishing a silver-colored handgun.

Anyone with additional information is asked to call the Pleasanton Police Department at 925-931-5100.

Contact Kristin J. Bender at kbender@bayareanewsgroup.com. Follow her at Twitter.com/kjbender.



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