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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