LA MESA POLICE SEEK SUSPECTS WHO ROBBED, INJURED VICTIM IN VONS PARKING LOT

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August 31, 2013 (La Mesa) – Last night at 11:26 p.m., La Mesa Police were called to the parking lot of the Von’s grocery store, 8011 University Avenue, to investigate an assault.  During the investigation, Officers discovered that the victim had actually been robbed of his property by two unknown assailants.

The victim reported to police that he was walking to his vehicle when he was attacked from behind by two men.  The victim was struck in the face and knocked to the ground. During the attack, the suspects stole the victim’s cell phone and wallet.  The suspects were last seen running eastbound from the scene through an alley behind a neighboring store, possibly towards Orange Avenue.

The two suspects were described as males in their early twenties.  One man was reported to be Hispanic and wearing a gray shirt.  The other man was described as black, wearing a white T-shirt and khaki cargo shorts.  No weapon was reported in this incident and the victim sustained a minor facial abrasion.

Anyone with further information related to this investigation is encouraged to call the La Mesa Police Department.You may also call Crime Stoppers’ anonymous toll-free tip line at (888) 580-TIPS (or visit www.sdcrimestoppers.com).  You can remain anonymous, and be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 for information in this case.