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LA MESA -- Police are seeking two robbers who assaulted a man in the Vons shopping center and stole his wallet and cell phone.
Police said that just before 11:30 Friday night, they were called to the parking lot of the Von’s grocery store at 8011 University Avenue to investigate an assault. During the investigation, officers discovered that the victim had actually been robbed of his property by two unknown assailants.
The victim reported to police that he was walking to his vehicle when he was attacked from behind by two unknown males. The victim was struck in the face and knocked to the ground, and during the attack, the two suspects stole the victim’s cell phone and wallet. The suspects were last seen running eastbound from the scene through an alley behind a neighboring store, possibly towards Orange Avenue.
The two suspects were described as males in their early twenties. One man was reported to be Hispanic and wearing a gray shirt. The other man was described as black, wearing a white t-shirt and khaki cargo shorts. No weapon was reported in this incident and the victim sustained a minor facial abrasion.
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 www.sdcrimestoppers.com). You can remain anonymous, and be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 for information in this case.