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Man Robs WalMart At Gunpoint
LA MESA -- August 24th, at about 4:10 p.m. an unknown Hispanic male suspect entered the garden center entrance of WalMart at 5500 Grossmont Center Drive. He selected a bottle of glue, brought it to the garden center register and presented a $1.00 bill to the cashier. When the cashier opened the cash drawer, the suspect put a gun on the counter and pointed it towards the cashier.…Continue
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LA MESA -- Police are looking for a man who brandished a handgun while robbing a motel just off I-8 in La Mesa.
Police said that a 9:10 p.m. on Friday the Motel 6 located at 7621 Alvarado Road was robbed by a suspect armed with a handgun.
The unknown suspect…Continue
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LA MESA -- Police working on eye-witness information arrested two robbers who had assaulted a man on University Avenue early this morning.
Police said that at approximately 12:20 a.m., officers responded to a report of a strong-arm…Continue
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LA MESA -- Police are looking for two men and a woman who robbed a pedestrian at knifepoint early Monday morning on Amaya Drive.
Police said that at approximately 3:36 a.m., La Mesa Police Officers responded to a report of a robbery that just occurred…Continue
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Police: 'We Caught Spiderman'
LA MESA -- On June 7 La Mesa Police Detective Dale Perry indentified the robbery suspect from the Sierra Market (3800 Massachusetts Avenue) robbery that occurred on January 28, 2013. In the Sierra Market robbery, the clerk got into an altercation with the suspect and was injured.
On June 7, 2013 at approximately 10:00 am, La Mesa Police detectives arrested 43 year-old…Continue
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LA MESA -- East County law enforcement teamed up to stop a one-man ATM crime spree that included a La Mesa robbery. Also, police are targeting large sporting…Continue
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LA MESA -- La Mesa Police are investigatiing a break-in this morning that occurred at Antique Alley, one of the many antique stores that dot La Mesa Boulevard in the Village.
At about 7 a.m. this morning customers at Cosmos Coffee Shop heard the sound…
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LA MESA -- A man brandishing a butcher knife attempted to rob the Cricket Wireless store located at 7014 University Avenue Saturday evening, but the store clerk proved to quick for the intruder.
La Mesa police said that just before 6:30…Continue
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LA MESA -- Police are looking for a gunman who robbed a local resident as he retrieved belongings from his car just off the Village downtown early today.
Police said just after 1 a.m. officers responded to a report of an armed robbery in the 8200…Continue
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GROSSMONT CENTER -- For the second time in a month, a woman was robbed of her purse while walking near Grossmont Center.
Police said that Friday night at about 7:35 p.m., a male suspect robbed a female of her purse as she walked near Grossmont Center…Continue
LA MESA -- Robbers have acquired a taste for Baskin Robbins.
For the third time in two years, the ice cream store at the corner of La Mesa Boulevard and Jackson Drive was robbed, this time by a gun-wielding duo.
Thursday evening, at 9:47, police…Continue
LA MESA -- For the third time this year, the 7-11 at the corner of Palm Avenue and Echo Drive was hit by a robber.
The store, which was hit on consecutive days in early February, was visited by a robbery again early Sunday morning just after 3:30 a.m.…Continue
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LA MESA -- Arlene Moore, owner of Park Estates Antiques, was cleaning up today after an overnight burglary that left her La Mesa Boulevard store in a shambles.
Moore said the burglars crashed her front door and smashed a number of the jewelry…Continue
LAKE MURRAY BOULEVARD -- The continuing string of robberies in La Mesa got a bit more violent early Thursday morning.
A robber armed with a box cutter climbed a wall and confronted the overnight cook at a Jack-in-the-Box restaurant, holding…Continue
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Palm Avenue 7-11 Robbed Again
PALM AVENUE -- For the second time in two days, the 7-11 on Palm Avenue was robbed in the early morning hours.
Police said that at about 2:51 a.m Sunday morning, a call came in that a robbery had just occurred at the 7-11 located at 4253 Palm Avenue. An employee reported that the suspect entered the store, approached the counter, and simulated holding a gun beneath a…Continue
Robbery Outbreak Continues In La Mesa
LA MESA -- After what seemed like a lull in La Mesa's robbery problem, another spate of robberies has occurred in the last few days.
Monday included two robberies of electronic equipment from citizens and another store robbery along Lake Murray Boulevard.
At about 9:46 p.m.…Continue
Two Arrested After Restaurant Robbery
PARKWAY DRIVE -- La Mesa police efforts monitoring intersections paid off Sunday night as an officer identified robbers fleeing from the Carl's Jr. restaurant on Parkway Drive.
Police said that at approximately 8:40 pm, La Mesa Police received a 9-1-1 call of a robbery that had just…Continue
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String Of Robberies Spur Police Forum
LA MESA -- In the wake of a string of armed robberies of motels and convenience stores, the La Mesa Police Department will conduct a public meeting to discuss the issue and to give advice to local business owners.
The forum will provide information…
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LA MESA -- The people of the Jewel of the Hills like to think of La Mesa as San Diego's best small town.
Over the last 10 days, however, this small town has been the center of a big and startling crime spree -- five armed…
Robbers Hit Motel, Arco Station Overnight
LA MESA --There were two robberies within two hours of each other in La Mesa Wednesday night. One involved armed men at a Motel 6 on Alvarado Road and the other, just over an hour later, occurred at an Arco Station on Massachusetts Avenue.
Just after 10 p.m. police responded to a report of a robbery at the Motel 6, located at 7621 Alvarado Road.
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