Daylight Robbery At Denny's On Spring

SPRING STREET -- This one didn't exactly fit the pattern.

The latest La Mesa robbery didn't occur in the evening or early morning hours. Instead, Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. a man strolled into Denny's Restaurant at 4235 Spring St., presented a note demanding money and simulated a handgun under his clothing during the robbery. The suspect fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of cash. No one was injured during crime.

The suspect was described as a white male, 30-35 years old, 6 foot tall, 200 lbs., wearing a green hat, beige colored pullover sweatshirt and jeans. The suspect was last seen running across the street toward a large apartment complex. No vehicle was seen. A Sheriff's Department helicopter and K-9 responded with La Mesa Police officers but the suspect was not found.

If you have any information on this case or others, please 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.

The recent spate of robberies in La Mesa have occurred at late night or 24-hour establishments and featured armed robbers who raced off onto the Interstates. This one didn't fit that pattern, but police continue to make special efforts to combat the spree.

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Tags: Crime, Denny's Restaurant, La Mesa, La Mesa real estate, robbery

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