Gunmen Rob Party Bus Owner At Mall

LA MESA -- Police are looking for five men who robbed a party-bus owner at gun point near Grossmont Center Tuesday night.

Police said that about 10:19 p.m. they received a 911 call from the owner of a party bus that was picking up passengers at the mall at 5500 Grossmont Center Drive. While the bus was being loaded, the owner of the bus was walking to his personal vehicle when he was confronted by five men; one of the males brandished a black semi-auto pistol. The suspects demanded the victim’s personal property. The suspects fled in a white 4-door Chevy sedan westbound on Grossmont Center Drive. Officers searched the area but were unable to locate the suspects.

The suspects were described as:

Suspect #1: Black male in his 20s approximately 5’ 09” wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt, white t-shirt, black pants and a black do-rag. This subject was armed with a black semi-auto handgun.

Suspect #2: Black male 19 to 20 years old, black pony tail wearing a green flannel shirt.

The remaining three suspects were described as black males, between 5’8” to 5’11” between the ages of 18-20.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the La Mesa Police Department.

You may also call Crime Stoppers’ anonymous toll-free tip line (888) 580-TIPS (or You can remain anonymous, and be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 for information in this case.

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Comment by Janie Garcia on July 23, 2014 at 11:12am

I can only imagine the loss of business taking in the mall  due to this inherent danger.  I now shop elsewhere. 

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