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September 30, 2009 (La Mesa)--At approximately 1:50 PM on September 28, 2009 a man called La Mesa P.D. from the Kaiser Hospital in San Diego to report that he had been robbed walking home from a local bar early Sunday morning.  Assailants beat the man and reportedly left him unconscious.  La Mesa Police contacted the male victim at the Kaiser Hospital on Zion Ave.  A reward is offered for information leading to arrest and conviction of his attackers.


The victim stated that at approximately 1:40 AM, Sunday morning September 27, 2009, he was walking W/B in the 8100 block of La Mesa Blvd. The victim said two males came from behind a nearby building and quickly approached him saying something to the effect of, "Run your phone homie." The suspects repeated this phrase several times as they approached the victim.

The victim dropped his phone and the suspects told the victim to empty his pockets. The victim did so showing the suspects that he had nothing in them. The suspects then punched the victim 5-6 times in the head and face. The victim fell to the ground as a result of the blows, becoming momentarily unconscious. The victim awoke bleeding from his face. The suspects took the victims cell phone and walked off saying, “Don’t turn around” as they left.

Initial reports are that the victim sustained a concussion, bloody nose, swollen face and a scratch to his left collar bone area. The victim stated he was not going to report the robbery until he read about a similar robbery in La Mesa and decided to get medical treatment.

The suspects were described as follows: Suspect # 1: Black male adult, 18-22 years old, light complexion, 5-10, 165, thin build, black wavy hair pulled back into a “puffy bun” (NFD). Suspect # 2: Black male adult, 16-20 years old, 5-8, 140, thin build, black hair (NFD).

This investigation is continuing.

If you have any information on this case, please call the La Mesa Police Department at (619) 667-1400 (or specific detective and direct #). 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 leading to an arrest in this case.

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