BELMONT -- Police are searching for two men they say tried to rob a Belmont smoke shop at gunpoint Friday night.
Officers responded about 9 p.m. to reports of an attempted armed robbery at Belmont Smoke Shop at 390 El Camino Real, Belmont police Capt. Pat Halleran said. Two suspects reportedly came in a back door that had been propped open for ventilation and pulled a dark, semi-automatic handgun on the store owner.
According to Halleran, a 70-year-old man who was inside the store at the time ran out the front door and called 911. The suspects saw this and ran out the back door without taking anything.
Neither the shop owner nor the customer were injured during the incident, Halleran said. The suspects were never found despite an extensive search, though a black airsoft handgun and a pair of black sweatpants were recovered nearby.
The suspects are described as two Hispanic males wearing dark clothing and dark masks, about 5 feet 6 inches tall with medium builds. Anyone with information is asked to contact Belmont police at 650-595-7400.