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By Miriam Raftery

June 27, 2019 (El Cajon) – Two suspects masked with black bandanas demanded merchandise from customers at a T-Mobile store at 354 N. Second Street in El Cajon at 11:05 a.m. yesterday. A customer was assaulted, suffering minor injuries before the two robbers fled in a dark Chrysler four-door sedan along with a third suspect.

Two of the suspects were described as black male adult wearing jeans.  One wore a black hooded sweatshirt and is around 6 ft. tall, weighing 200 pounds. The other is approximately 5 ft. 7 inches tall and weighs 170 pounds.  A third suspect is of unknown description.

Officers caught up to the vehicle in the Rolando Village area of San Diego. The three suspects ran from the car in the 6300 block of Stanley Ave, says Lt. K. MacArthur with the El Cajon Police.

El Cajon and San Diego police officers searched the area and found one of the suspects in the 4600 block of Mataro Drive. The officers also recovered the vehicle and property stolen from the store. 

Two suspects remain at large and the investigation is continuing.

If you have any information on this crime, you’re asked to call El Cajon Police Dept. at (619) 579-3311 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.

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Yikes! :-[]

That must have been quite a horrible experience for those who were robbed (and assaulted). Hopefully the one who was caught will snitch off the other two so more arrests can put these guys in jail. Crimes are getting bolder, and more frequent these days in small town America. Fast forward 20 years and El Cajon may be rife with nasty issues like the big cities.