La Mesa Today's La Mesa Blog Posts Tagged 'robberies' (14)

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Cops Identify, Arrest ATM Bandit

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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…

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Added by La Mesa Today on February 5, 2013 at 11:42am — No Comments

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Another Purse Snatching At Grossmont Center

GROSSMONT CENTER -- La Mesa police are looking for a man who leaned out of a moving car, grabbed a woman's purse and dragged the mother of two before she was able to release the purse from her arm.

Police said the theft, the third purse…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 5, 2012 at 7:47pm — 2 Comments

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Man Robbed At Grossmont Center

GROSSMONT -- Police are looking for a robber who struck while the victim was purchasing a movie ticket at Grossmont Center.

Police said Tuesday at about 10:15 p.m. officers responded to a report of a robbery at the Grossmont Shopping Center, located at 5500 Grossmont Center Drive.

The 23 year old male victim, told officers he was robbed while purchasing a movie…

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Added by La Mesa Today on June 20, 2012 at 5:46am — No Comments

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Two Armed Robberies, Assault On Cops In La Mesa

LA MESA – This weekend started with a busy 12 hours for La Mesa police. A Friday night robbery was followed by a Saturday morning robbery and then an early morning confrontation with car burglars that landed two in jail for attempted assault on law enforcement officers.

Friday night at about…

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Added by La Mesa Today on February 19, 2012 at 7:47am — No Comments

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Robber Climbs Wall, Injures Cook In Attack

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…

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Added by La Mesa Today on February 16, 2012 at 4:58am — No Comments

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Early Morning Robber Hits 7-11

PALM AVENUE -- A lone robber who said he was armed held up the 7-11 at 4253 Palm Avenue early Saturday but only got $30 for his effort.

Police said the suspect approached a store clerk at 3:38 a.m. and had his hand inside the pocket of his coat simulating…

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Added by La Mesa Today on February 4, 2012 at 8:38am — No Comments

SPECIAL REPORT: Policing La Mesa 2012

The Time Spent Saving Armando

Second of Two Parts

By Chris Lavin

Editor/LaMesaToday.com

LA MESA – It is just after 6 p.m. when the night shift and its supervisor sit down for…

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Added by La Mesa Today on January 25, 2012 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

SPECIAL REPORT: Policing La Mesa 2012

Can The Robbery Wave Be Stopped?

The First of Two Parts.

By Chris Lavin

Editor/LaMesaToday.com

LA MESA – City police officer Gary Moss was driving by a 7-11 on Baltimore Drive…

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Added by La Mesa Today on January 24, 2012 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

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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.…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 22, 2011 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

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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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Added by La Mesa Today on October 24, 2011 at 7:00pm — No Comments

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Taco Shop Robbed With 'Stun Gun'

EL CAJON BOULEVARD -- The armed robbery spree continues in La Mesa.

Just after midnight, La Mesa police were called to a taco shop after two men armed with a stun gun robbed the shop.

Two suspects, police said, robbed Aliberto’s Taco Shop located at 7819 El Cajon Blvd. The suspects got away with an undisclosed amount of cash.



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Added by La Mesa Today on October 24, 2011 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

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Is La Mesa Becoming '211' Robbery Heaven?

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…

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Added by La Mesa Today on October 21, 2011 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

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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.

The…

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Added by La Mesa Today on October 13, 2011 at 6:30am — No Comments

Spate of Robberies Continues; Circle K, Youth Hit

LA MESA – Police were investigating two robberies that occurred within thirty minutes of each other generally within the Village portion of La Mesa.

At 10:32 p.m. a juvenile was stopped by a group of five other youths near 4200 Spring Street after he was exiting the 7-Eleven store on Palm Avenue. The youths forced the victim to empty his pocket and took his cell phone. The suspects were described as black males ranging in age from 15 to 20. Three of the youths had a thin build and… Continue

Added by La Mesa Today on February 27, 2010 at 8:14am — No Comments

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