Armed Robbers Hit Lake Murray Taco Shop

LA MESA -- Just before 10 p.m. Wednesday night three men, one armed with a handgun, robbed the Los Piňos Taco Shop located at 5660 Lake Murray Boulevard.

The suspects entered the store and demanded cash. One of the suspects displayed a black semi-automatic handgun. After the clerk complied, the suspects left the store on foot toward the intersection of Lake Murray Boulevard and Cowles Mountain Boulevard.

Officers searched the surrounding areas with assistance from San Diego Sheriff’s helicopter ASTREA and a San Diego Sheriff’s canine unit, but were unable to locate the suspects. The suspects are described as:

Suspect #1: black male adult in his late teens or early 20s, approximately 5’10, 165 lbs., wearing dark pants, a dark gray hooded sweatshirt, and a black bandana over his face.

Suspect #2: black male adult in his late teens or early 20s, approximately 5’10, 165 lbs., wearing dark clothing, eye glasses, and a black bandana over his face. He was armed with a black semi-automatic handgun.

Suspect #3: black male adult in his late teens or early 20s, approximately 5’10, 165 lbs., wearing all dark clothing and a black bandana over his face.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the La Mesa Police Department.

You may also call Crime Stoppers’ anonymous toll-free tip line (888) 580-TIPS (or www.sdcrimestoppers.com). You can remain anonymous, and be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 for information in this case.

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