February 14, 2012 (El Cajon)—A suspect wanted in a January home invasion robbery remains on the loose tonight. Late this afternoon, police with guns drawn surrounded a black sedan with tinted windows matching the suspect’s vehicle description on I-8 in La Mesa.
Officers shut down two lanes during the terse stand-off. The San Diego Police ABLE helicopter used heat-sensing technology to try and determine whether the suspect was in the vehicle.
ECM news partner 10 News reports that at 6:20 p.m., an officer dropped what appeared to be a large tree branch onto a rear window from a wall above, smashing the glass. Police then pried open the trunk and searched the car, but found it empty.
K-9 dog units searched the area, but the suspect was not located. He is described as black, 46 years old, 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighing 220 to 240 pounds.