March 22, 2011 (La Mesa) – A witness who saw a 95-year-old woman knocked to the ground in a robbery this evening chased two suspects, La Mesa Police report. Police are seeking two suspects in a maroon 2000-2004 Nissan Ultima 4-door vehicle.
One suspect is described as a black male age 16-18, 200 pounds, with three-inch dreadlock braids. He wore a black, brown and red long-sleeved shirt, dark shorts and white tennis shoes. There is no description of the second suspect, who was driving.
The victim was approached from behind around 5:58 p.m. near 7840 El Cajon Blvd. in La Mesa. After grabbing her purse and knocking her down, the suspect ran to a waiting vehicle, got in the passenger side and fled northbound on Woodyard Avenue. The street dead-ended so the vehicle turned around and drove back southbound.
A witness in a vehicle followed the suspect car as it turned westbound onto El Cajon Blvd., then north onto 71st Street, where it stopped. The suspect got out and ran on foot toward Mohawk Street, then fled the area.
The victim’s purse with all of her property was recovered near the intersection of 70th & Mohawk Street. The victim was not injured.
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