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February 5, 2012 (La Mesa)--A suspect who claimed to be armed robbed the 7-11 at 4253 Palm Avenue early this morning. 
An employee reported that the suspect entered the store around 2:51 a.m., approached the counter, and simulated holding a gun beneath a towel. 


The suspect then announced that he was robbing the store and demanded cash. He fled eastbound on Echo Drive in a small dark colored vehicle.  The employee was not injured.

The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 18 years old, 5’6” tall, 140 pounds, wearing a black hooded jacket.
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.