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September 24, 2011 (La Mesa) – A robbery suspect is in custody thanks to a citizen who heard a woman screaming near the La Mesa Trolley station and flagged down police.


The incident occurred September 24 around 8:47 p.m. The female victim, 25, said she was riding the trolley to go to work. As she exited, she began walking and noticed the suspect on the trolley platform. In the 8300 block of La Mesa Blvd., she was approached from behind by the suspect, who pressed an unknown object against the victim’s side and demanded her property.


She yelled for help and backed away from the suspect toward the street. The suspect abandoned the robbery attempt and walked away towards the La Mesa Trolley Station.


The citizen provided a suspect description to the officers and told them the he was last seen walking towards the La Mesa Trolley Station, located at 8270 La Mesa Boulevard. Officers located the suspect near the trolley platform. The suspect did not follow commands and ran from the officers. The suspect was caught after a short foot pursuit.

The victim was not injured during the robbery attempt. The suspect, age 14, was arrested for attempted robbery and booked into Juvenile Hall.

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