Armed Robber Takes Wallet, Car

LA MESA -- Police are looking for a robber who pulled a gun on a local man and then took off in the victim's vehicle.

La Mesa police responded to a call Monday just after 11 a.m. of an armed robbery that had just occurred at 4842 Parks Ave. The 67 year old male victim had just driven his vehicle to a nearby dumpster in the rear of his complex. After throwing away his garbage, the victim was returning to his vehicle when he was approached by the suspect.

The suspect pointed a handgun at the victim and demanded the victim’s property. Fearing for his safety, the victim complied and gave the suspect his wallet. The suspect then got into the victim’s nearby vehicle, which was still running, and fled, northbound on Williamsburg toward El Cajon Boulevard.

The victim was not injured. The car was described as a 2005 Red Hyundai Elantra with license plate 5YDA406.

The suspect was described as a Black male, 18-19 years old, 5’7”-5’8”, 150-170 lbs. wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.

If you have any information on this case or others, call the La Mesa Police Department at (619) 667-1400.

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Comment by La Mesa Today on January 16, 2012 at 5:36pm

The police responded:

2005 Red Hyundai Elantra  5YDA406 CA


Comment by La Mesa Today on January 16, 2012 at 4:13pm

Police didn't announce that detail. We've asked and are awaiting their response. Stay tuned. Chris Lavin, Editor

Comment by Christopher Glenn on January 16, 2012 at 3:55pm

Well the make, model, color and license plate for the vehicle may help us locate it?

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