LA MESA – Valentine’s Eve was not a sweet time for a local liquor store.
La Mesa police report a masked gunman walked into the Mart Liquor at 8695 La Mesa Boulevard and pointed a gun at the clerk. Police say the gunman – described as a 25-year-old white male, 6’ 2’’, 190 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes – demanded and received an undetermined amount of cash from the register and then asked for a pack of Camel Light cigarettes.
The suspect, wearing a brown and gray striped sweater, blue jeans, black leather gloves and a white mask, was last seen running east through the south alley of 8700 La Mesa Boulevard.
Anyone with information on the case can 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.crimestoppers.com
). You can remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest in this case.