4th arrest made in Helix-area robberies

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November 28, 2009 (La Mesa)--La Mesa Police have arrested a fourth individual,  Johnny Stewart, a 20 year old man from La Mesa, in conjunction with a robbery that occured at Helix Charter High School on November 20. Stewart was arrested November 24 and has been charged with armed robbery; bail is set at $100,000.


One adult and two juveniles were previously arrested for  two street robberies that occurred on Friday, November 20, 2009 in La Mesa. The first robbery occurred in the 7600 block of Normal Avenue and the second robbery, where a handgun was used, occurred on the campus of Helix Charter High School.


A 16 year old male from La Mesa was arrested on Saturday of last week. On Sunday a 17 year old male and Carl Coleman, 18 years old, both from La Mesa, turned themselves into the La Mesa Police. The two juveniles were placed in Juvenile Hall and Coleman was booked into County Jail, for two counts of robbery. The gun used in one of the robberies was not recovered.

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