La Mesa robberies

PURSE ROBBERY NEAR GROSSMONT CENTER; SUSPECTS FLED IN SILVER VEHICLE

October 27, 2012 (La Mesa) – Last night around 7:35 p.m., a male suspect robbed a female or her purse as she walked near Grossmont Center shopping mall in La Mesa. The suspect grabbed her purse from behind near the the intersection of Grossmont Center Drive and Healthcare Drive.  The victim lost her balance in the struggle and fell to the ground but declined medical treatment.

The suspect entered a silver, two-door vehicle that was being driven by another male.


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YOGURT STORE EMPLOYEES BOUND AND ROBBED IN LA MESA

November 23, 2011 (La Mesa)— A lone gunman forced a female employee to open the door after closing time at the Golden Spoon Frozen Yogurt, 5640 Lake Murray Blvd., around 9:46 p.m. on November 21.   He ordered two employees to a back room and tied up the hands of one behind her back, using zip ties. He then ordered the other employee to hand over money from a safe.


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DAYTIME ROBBERY AT LA MESA DENNY’S

November 16, 2011 (La Mesa)—A man robbed the Denny’s Restaurant at 4235 Spring Street in La Mesa today at 1:32 p.m. According to La Mesa Police, the suspect presented a note demanding money and simulated a handgun under his clothing, then fled with the cash. He was described as a white male, 30-35 years old, 6 feet tall, 200 lbs., wearing a green hat, beige colored pullover sweatshirt and jeans.


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STARBUCKS ROBBED NEAR LAKE MURRAY

November 8, 2011 (La Mesa) – Most late-night visitors to Starbucks are picking up lattes or holiday beerages.  But two men at the Starbucks on Lake Murray Boulevard last night took cash at gunpoint, adding to a brewing string of robberies in La Mesa.


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BB-GUN BANDIT LEAVES WITHOUT LOOT

 

October 15, 2011 (La Mesa) – Two men who tried to hold-up the Rodeway Inn at 4210 Spring Street in La Mesa at 9:50 p.m. last night, including one armed with a BB-gun, left empty-handed.

 


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STAPLES ROBBED IN LA MESA; THEIF MAY BE SERIAL ROBBER

 

On December 13, 2009, at about 5:43 PM, a lone suspect robbed the clerk at the Staples store at 8805 Murray Drive, La Mesa. The suspect selected a display item, and waited in line. Once at the register, he simulated a handgun and threatened the clerk, demanding cash. The clerk complied and gave the suspect an unknown amount of cash. The suspect then fled on foot. No one was injured during the robbery, which La Mesa Police believe may be related to a series of robberies in the area.


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