Juvenile Flashes Gun, Takes Ipod

LA MESA -- Police are looking for a juvenile who used a large caliber handgun to rob a man of his Ipod.

Police said that about 9:30 Tuesday evening they received a report of a robbery that occurred in the parking lot of Highwood Park, located at 7777 Junior High Drive. The victim, 23, was walking in the parking lot when he was approached by a juvenile who displayed a large caliber semi-automatic handgun and demanded that the victim empty his pockets onto the ground.

 The suspect told the victim to run away from the area, which he did. The suspect was last seen running westbound on Junior High Drive towards Parks Avenue. The loss was the victim’s IPod and the victim was not injured. The victim ran home before calling the police. A police search of the area failed to find the suspect.

The suspect was described as a black male juvenile, 16-17 years old with a thin build. The suspect had black afro style hair that was about one inch in length and was wearing jeans and a red and black hoodie with numbers on the front. The weapon was described as a large caliber semi-automatic handgun.

The investigation in continuing. Anyone with information is urged to call the La Mesa Police Department at (619) 667-1400.

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 leading to an arrest in this case.

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