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LA MESA -- Perhaps a robber in training.
On November 17th at approximately 10:57 p.m. a suspect armed with a handgun tried to rob the 7-11 Store located at 8747 La Mesa Boulevard, just off Jackson Drive.
An employee was working behind the checkout counter when an unknown suspect walked into the store. The suspect browsed around the store for approximately three minutes before departing without making a purchase.
The suspect returned one minute later and walked up to the checkout counter. He lifted up his shirt and revealed a handgun tucked into his waistband. The suspect demanded that the employee open the cash register.
When the employee told the suspect they couldn't open the cash register, the suspect fled the store on foot. There was no loss or injuries during the incident.
Apparently, this robber was better at fleeing.
Officers searched the area but were unable to locate the suspect. The suspect is described as a white male adult, 20-25 years old, approximately 5’7” tall with a thin build. The suspect was wearing a black baseball cap, long sleeved white shirt and light colored blue jeans. The suspect had short black hair.
The investigation in ongoing. Anyone with information is encouraged to 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 may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.00 for information in this case.