Armed With Gun, Man Robs Gas Station

LA MESA -- Police are looking for an armed gunman who robbed a La Mesa service station early Monday evening.

Police said that at about 6:30 p.m. the department received a 9-1-1 call stating there had been a robbery at the Arco AM/PM located at 3775 Massachusetts Avenue in the City of La Mesa. Officers responded and found the clerk had been robbed of an undisclosed amount of money. The suspect pointed a handgun at the clerk and demanded money and then fled, traveling east on Waite Drive.

The suspect is described as:

Black male adult (unknown age), 5’6 to 5’8 and a muscular build. He was wearing a purple hooded sweatshirt, a white t-shirt which was pulled up over his face and grey sweatpants.

Anyone with information on the crime is encouraged to call La Mesa police. You may call Crime Stoppers’ anonymous toll-free tip line at (888) 580-TIPS (or visit You can remain anonymous, and be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 for information in this case.

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