LA MESA – A bold but ultimately unsuccessful attempt to steal an ATM machine left a downtown La Mesa business in shambles over night.
Police said at about 4:40 a.m. Wednesday, two suspects used a vehicle to break into the La Mesa Mailboxes businesses located in the 8200 block of La Mesa Boulevard. The burglars backed into the business several times, causing major damage, but failing to steal the ATM. A witness described the suspect vehicle as a white Dodge Ram truck with a gray tailgate and a partial license plate of “6UB.’’
The driver was not identified but the passenger was described as a white male in his 50s, 5-foot-9-inches, wearing a flannel shirt over a heavy build. Police are investigating whether this attempt was part of a series of recent ATM thefts in the county.
If you have any information on this case, please 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.