Pleasanton police are investigating an armed robbery Monday at Express Liquors in the 4300 block of First Street.
Two men brandishing handguns entered the store at about 6:58 a.m., according to police. The men, in their early to mid 20s, demanded money from the cash register and took the clerk's wallet and cell phone as well.
The holdup took less than a minute, police said, and the men fled west, away from First Street on foot. The pair vaulted a chain-link fence into the parking lot of the Firehouse Arts Center on Railroad Avenue, and police think the two got into a vehicle that left the scene.
Officers and detectives established a perimeter and searched the area without locating the men. Police have released photos from the store's surveillance system and have been collecting evidence at the scene.
No arrests have been made and the amount of money taken has not been disclosed.
Both men are described as having been of average build and height.
The first suspect is thought to be Caucasian or light-skinned Hispanic, according to police. At the time of the robbery, he wore a light gray hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and carried a dark-colored handgun.
The second suspect is a Hispanic male, according to police. During the robbery, he wore a black hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans and carried a silver handgun.
No vehicle was seen.
Anyone with additional information is asked to call the Pleasanton Police Department at 931-5100.