Woman Robbed of Her BackPack

LA MESA -- A La Mesa woman was robbed of her cell phone and backpack while walking Thursday evening on the 5600 block of Lake Park Way.

Police said the robbery occurred just after 5:30 p.m.

The woman called 911 after she was walking on Lake Park Way when the suspect pushed her down to the ground and forcibly took her backpack. The backpack was dark blue in color and contained the woman’s I-phone, cash and medications. The suspect fled towards Baltimore Drive. The woman sustained minor scrapes, but did not need medical attention.

The suspect is described as:

Black male adult, thin build, 20-30 years old, 5’9”, approximately 160 pounds, wearing a dark colored beanie hat, navy blue sweatshirt and unknown colored pants.

If you have any information on this case or others, call the La Mesa Police Department at (619) 667-1400.

You may also call Crime Stoppers’ anonymous toll-free tip line (888) 580-TIPS (or www.sdcrimestoppers.com). You can remain anonymous, and be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest in this case.

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Comment by Raven on November 18, 2011 at 1:44pm

I think he might have been a bit older, it was dark, and he attacked me from the back. He was hiding by the electrical box at that corner.  I was walking home from bus, I was returning from my treatments at the hospital. Suddenly I felt someone pulling on my backpack from behind, I tried to hold on, I was hit and then thrown to the ground as the backpack was taken off and he ran away. I have a bad knee and I fell on it and I cannot walk today and my Dr wants me to go to the ER for x-rays.  I am sore all over from hitting the ground so hard. It was dark so I did not get a good look at his face. I know several people where walking there dog on Baltimore around that time , please if you saw him, call in. I have a serious illness and really need my phone.  I have always felt safe walking home from the bus, until now.  I am sorry I do not have a better description.  If anyone was in the 7/11 around 5-5:15 and saw anyone fitting that description, also,  he may not have had his hat on while in the 7/11 please call the Crime Stoppers number. We have to be able to walk home safely from the bus at night. Thank you for your help.  People in 7/11 saw someone fitting that description leave the store and head down Lake Park a few minutes before I was attacked! 

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