Man Stabbed While Fighting Off Robbers

LA MESA -- Police are looking for two men who stabbed a man they were trying to rob on Saturday night.

Police said that about 1:30 p.m. Saturday, La Mesa Police were called to the emergency room at Alvarado Hospital to investigate a stabbing, associated with a robbery attempt in the 7500 block of El Cajon Boulevard. The victim suffered two stab wounds to his thigh and stomach during the incident, and his wounds are considered not life threatening. The victim reported to police that this incident originally occurred at approximately 8:50 p.m. At that time, the victim was waiting for a friend to give him a ride from the area of 7500 El Cajon Boulevard. The victim stated he was approached by two unknown subjects and a fight ensued over his property. The victim fought back his attackers and did not realize the suspects had stabbed him until after the altercation. The victim reported no property loss in the robbery attempt. The suspects were described by the victim as two black males, possibly of Somali decent, both in their late teens or early twenties, one armed with a knife. The suspects were both wearing dark hooded sweatshirts and blue jeans. After the altercation, the victim reported seeing the suspects running east along El Cajon Boulevard from the scene. There is no further information on the two suspects at this time. Anyone with further information related to this investigation is encouraged to call the La Mesa Police Department. You may also 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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Comment by David Stanley on August 27, 2013 at 10:56am

Kevin, that is a sad but telling statement: "... I do not walk west of LM Blvd after dark". Our police are busy swooping speeders, watching motorcyclists, writing tickets to generate money for the City, etc but why arent they where they need to be, that being WEST OF LA MESA BLVD AFTER DARK? Are we back to Political Correctness again? All the years I was a cop I never needed to "profile". I merely looked for SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY, and that was NOT colour of skin or clothing. It was everything. Its called "Situational Awareness". The "Field Interrogation" activity covers exactly this issue. You contact enough punks and wannabes, over and over, have "meaningful talks and, what do you know? They begin to disappear from the area in favour of somewhere that police just drive about in spiffy looking cars and DO NOTHING? Today's courts, Democrats and Liberal Progressives shout and foam at the mouth about the poor thugs being "hassled" by cops but seldom say a word about the victims of these poor thugs.  I never chased convictions. I worked hard to address exactly these kinds of issues. It was one of my reasons for existence as a cop - to make them miserable and constantly looking over their shoulders FOR ME! Let the courts and the high paid prosecutors worry about that other stuff. Thugs dont care about laws and courts but they sure care about cops who go out of their way to make their lives extremely difficult. "Citizens Actions" and marches DO NOTHING apart from generate laughter amoungst the thugs. Only way to address the issue is to ADDRESS THE ISSUE and promote self defense amoungst the citizens. Nothing else works. Everything else is propaganda and "feel good" crap.

Comment by Kevin G George on August 27, 2013 at 8:22am

What I find interesting about this story is that if this guy wasn't stabbed we wouldn't have heard about it. He went to the hospital five hours after the attack in which time he had not reported it to the police. so I am assuming it would not have been reported at if not for the involvement of the hospital.

Which brings the question to mind: How much of this happens without being reported. The LMPD does a good job informing the public about street crime but if it is never reported to them ........?

Also a rough description of the victim would have been nice, all we know is that he he is male.

Personally, I do not walk West of LM Blvd after dark.

Comment by David Stanley on August 27, 2013 at 7:24am

Why, Batman. you know law abiding citizens and authorities are not allowed to "ptofile". What would your "president" say? What would Eric Holder and his Justice Dept. thugs say? Just because some black, brown or white punk approaches you aggressively, pants pulled down below his buttocks, hands in hoodie pockets, hood pulled up, etc. does not a robber make. Why, everyone knows that. This is the uniform of just a young man strolling through neighborhoods and looking at things. You should know that the law, according to Obama, Sharpton and Jackson, forces you, waiting there at a bus stop or just strolling, to accept these innocent looking people as just another neighbor. You want to start riots by protecting yourself? Remember, NOW you are on your own. The Politically Correct police are not allowed to help you. I am shocked. "Profile" indeed!.

Comment by chuck dunn on August 26, 2013 at 3:31pm
Comment by Kat's World - Art on August 26, 2013 at 9:51am

Here is another reason to join,  The police are looking for a Robbers who stabbed a man while fighting them off.  Please read this article.  FYI approximately, 2 weeks ago one of our patrons was in an area close to this when her and her girlfriend were held up by gun point..,

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