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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. Monday La Mesa Police received a report that the Golden Spoon Frozen Yogurt located at 5640 Lake Murray Boulevard had just been robbed. A lone suspect knocked on the door of the closed business and got the attention of a female employee. The suspect then displayed a silver handgun and ordered the employee to unlock the door.
The employee opened the door and the suspect entered the closed business. The suspect ordered the two employees to the back room where he used “zip ties” to restrain one of the employee’s hands behind her back. The suspect then ordered the other employee to give him the money from the safe and register. Once the suspect was given the money, he restrained the second employee with zip ties. The suspect left the business with an undetermined amount of money.
Police with the assistance of a San Diego Police helicopter searched the area for the suspect but were unsuccessful.
No customers were at the business at the time of the robbery and no one was injured.
The suspect is described as:
Suspect #1: Black male adult, 30-40 years old, 5’10”, medium build, possibly had a deformity to one of his eyes. He was wearing a dark jacket, construction type boots, white gloves and had a sheer scarf or mask over his face.
Earlier in the evening, at 7:30 p.m., police received a report of a robbery that occurred at the 70th Street Trolley Station located at 7255 Alvarado Road. A male suspect approached the victim on the trolley platform and asked for his money. When the victim refused the suspect pulled out a black handgun and took the victim’s cell phone. The suspect fled the area on foot eastbound along the trolley tracks. The suspect is still outstanding. The victim was not injured.
The suspect was described as a black male adult, 21-25 years old with no facial hair, dark hair and dark eyes. The suspect was wearing a black long sleeved hoodie with a white logo and black sweat pants.
A laptop was stolen in a separate robbery earlier in the afternoon at Chloe Avenue.
If you have any information on these 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.