Knife-Wielding Robber Hits Riviera

LA MESA -- Police are looking for a man who robbed the Riviera Supper Club while brandishing a knife early Friday morning.

Police said that at 1:20 a.m. the Riviera Supper Club located at 7777 University Avenue was preparing to close the register for the night when an unknown suspect approached him from behind and displayed a  knife. The suspect demanded cash and a physical altercation occurred between the employee and the suspect. The employee was pushed to the floor and the suspect took money from the cash register. The suspect fled out a back door of the business.

The employee sustained a minor laceration to his hand but did not require medical treatment. Officers searched the area with assistance from the San Diego Police Department’s helicopter but were unable to locate the suspect. The suspect is described as a white male adult, approximately 6’00” tall with a muscular build. The suspect was wearing all black clothing, including a black jacket, black pants, black shoes, and a black ski mask covering 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 You can remain anonymous, and be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 for information in this case.L

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Comment by knikki royster on August 15, 2014 at 9:29am
Heard the ghetto bird circling my hood for what seemed like hours! Third incident in 10 days...witnessed 3 young adults, 2 men 1 woman trying to break into hubby's car - as they ran off they threw a rock through neighbors car window. All right above The Riv in the hill. Crime is headed up the hill

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