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East County News Service
April 7, 2021 (La Mesa) – La Mesa Police seek public help to locate a suspect who robbed the Denny’s on Alvarado Road shortly after 1 p.m. today, then fled in a red Dodge Charger (license 5YVT249).

A caller reported the robber at 1:10 p.m.  The robber told the Denny’s clerk that he had a gun and demanded cash from the register. No weapon was actually seen and there were no injuries.
The suspect fled with the cash; the vehicle was last seen driving onto the westbound I-8 ramp from Lake Murray Blvd.
The suspect is described as a white male adult in his 20’s, approximately 5’9” tall, wearing a gaiter-style mask, glasses, blue or light grey sweatpants, a red hat, black jacket, and white basketball or running shoes. 
If anyone has information regarding this case, they are asked to contact the La Mesa Police Department at (619) 667-1400 or They may also call Crime Stoppers’ anonymous toll-free tip line (888) 580-TIPS (or visit They can remain anonymous, and be eligible for a Crime Stoppers reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest in this case.

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