December 18, 2008 (La Mesa) — La Mesa Police Officers responded to a robbery that occurred at 11:47 a.m. in the parking lot of Toys R Us on Grossmont Boulevard in La Mesa.
When officers arrived, they found that security officers had chased the suspect on foot northbound on Jackson Drive. The security officers lost the suspect under the I-8 over pass. Responding officers set up a perimeter and found the suspect running through a parking lot at 5232 Jackson Drive. After a short foot pursuit, the suspect was taken into custody without incident.
The robber assaulted the woman while she was loading her purchases into her vehicle. The victim attempted to use her body to cover the shopping cart which contained her purse. The suspect tackled the victim, causing her to fall over her shopping cart and hit the ground. The suspect grabbed the victim's purse and ran away north on Jackson Drive. The victim received lacerations and abrasions to her face and was treated at the scene by paramedics. All of the victim's property was recovered.
The suspect, Shawn Lamar Brown, 29, of El Cajon has been booked into San Diego County Jail on a robbery charge.