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Another Bank Robber Hits La Mesa
UNIVERSITY AVENUE -- For the second time in two days, a robber has slipped a note to a local bank teller and made off with cash.
On Thursday, just before noon, La Mesa police responded to a call of a robbery that had just occurred at the Wells Fargo Bank located inside the Vons store at 8011 University Avenue.The lone suspect entered the bank and handed a teller a demand note. No weapon was displayed and no one was harmed. The suspect stole an undetermined amount of cash and ran outside to a waiting vehicle. The suspect drove away towards University Avenue.
The suspect is described as a black male adult in his early twenties, about 6’ 2”, medium build, wearing a black baseball cap, gold teeth, baggy white T-shirt, and blue or black baggy jeans. The vehicle was described as a dark color sedan.
A similar crime occurred Wednesday just after 9 a.m. when a man slipped a note to a teller at the Bank of the West on Grossmont Center Drive.
Speaking at Tuesday's town hall meeting, La Mesa Mayor Art Madrid discussed crime in the city, pointing out that La Mesa's central location -- surrounded by I-8, the 125 and the 94 -- made it both a great place for commerce, but also has been attracting criminals who can use one of more than 30 highway exits to enter and leave the city quickly after perpetrating crime.
If you have any information on either of these cases, you can 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.