PARKWAY DRIVE – A robber spent Wednesday morning choosing between a hair salon and a pool supply store for his next target.

At about 12:23 p.m., police say, the robber, a lone male, chose the pool store.

The suspect waited until other customers had exited Leslie Pool Supply at 8274 Parkway Drive and then attacked the female clerk, putting her in a head lock, choking her and then forcing open the cash drawers.

Police say the suspect then fled on foot with $500 in cash. A search of the area by street units and helicopter did not find the perpetrator.

The suspect was described as a black male, late 20s or early 30s, 6-1 to 6-4, short black hair and brown eyes. He was wearing a brown short sleeve shirt, dark brown pants, black corduroy slippers with earrings and a golf wrist watch on his left hand.

The clerk sustained minor neck injuries but did not require hospital treatment.

Police said the business had surveillance video and released a photo developed from the video, go to the attached press release Pool Robbery.pdf.

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Comment by Craig S. Maxwell on April 1, 2010 at 4:21pm
He'd been in the bookstore moments before. It's sad to see things like this becoming more common in La Mesa.

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