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LA MESA -- Police are looking for a gunman who robbed a local resident as he retrieved belongings from his car just off the Village downtown early today.
Police said just after 1 a.m. officers responded to a report of an armed robbery in the 8200 block of Lemon Avenue. The 20 year old male victim said he had just left his residence and walked across the street to retrieve his wallet and cell phone that he had left in his vehicle. While the victim was sitting in his vehicle, the suspect approached the driver side window and tapped on the window with a black semi-automatic handgun. The victim opened his door and the suspect demanded property. The victim gave the suspect his wallet and cell phone. The suspect was last seen running east on Lemon Avenue towards Spring Street with the victim’s property. The victim was not injured during the robbery and the suspect was not located.
The suspect was described as a black male in his early 20’s, 5’10”, heavy build, with facial hair. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt that covered most of his head and face.
If you have any information on this case, 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.