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East County News Service

January 16, 2015 (La Mesa)—A suspect armed with a knife robbed a 7-Eleven store at 5151 70th Street in La Mesa shortly after midnight.  He remains at large.

According to La Mesa Police, a clerk was working inside the store when the suspect came into the store and brandished a knife and demanded cash.  The clerk complied with the suspect’s orders. The suspect fled out of the front of the store and then ran eastbound on Alvarado Road.

Officers searched the area but were unable to locate the suspect. The suspect is described as a white male adult, approximately 5’08” tall. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, tan pants, gloves and a blue bandana covering his face.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the La Mesa Police Department.

You may also call Crime Stoppers’ anonymous toll-free tip line (888) 580-TIPS (or  You can remain anonymous, and be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 for information in this case.


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