July 24, 2010 (La Mesa) – A woman holding her three-year-old son in one arm and a wallet and cell phone in her other hand was accosted at 9:45 last night in the Target parking lot at Grossmont Center. A man grabbed her arm and attempted to take her wallet and phone. A struggle ensued. The victim punched the suspect in the face and fled to her vehicle, managing to hold onto her wallet, but her phone was stolen.
The woman and her son were not injured. The suspect is described as a 21-year-old black male, 5’7”, 150 pounds, with short black hair. He wore a white t-shirt and jean shorts.
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.