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La Mesa police detectives are looking for two men who robbed a La Mesa 7-Eleven early Saturday, November 28. According to police sources, a man about 35 years old entered the Baltimore Drive 7- Eleven a few minutes after midnight and demanded cash from the clerk. The surveillance video recorded the suspect simulating a gun with his right hand that he had stuck in a jacket pocket. No weapon was seen in the recording.

While the first suspect robbed the store, a second suspect, about 45 years old, served as a look-out by the front door of the store near the Shell gas station and Holiday Inn. The suspects fled with some cash and were last seen heading south on Baltimore Drive.

“I thought the car was going to hit a light post,” said one witness, a student at Cuyamaca College getting water at the Shell station. He saw a gray Honda Civic or Accord leaving the parking lot at high speed with tires squealing.

La Mesa police described the first suspect as a medium-build black American male, over 6 feet tall, and weighing about 200 pounds. He had black hair, a mustache, and was last seen wearing a blue, wool hooded jacket with vertical black stripes, blue jeans, high-top shoes, and large framed sunglasses.

The second suspect was described as a Hispanic male about 5 feet tall and 150 pounds. He had a stocky build, brown hair, and was last seen wearing a light green baseball hat, gray shirt, and blue jeans. Detectives are asking anyone with information about the robbery to contact the La Mesa Police Department at 619- 667-1400.

art by: Chandheeb Rajakumar

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Foster75 Nov. 30, 2009 @ 8:11 a.m.

Cool art picture. These robbers are getting desperate in having to use their "hands" in place of a gun. I guess they couldn't even afford a Saturday night special.


gates877 Nov. 30, 2009 @ 3:05 p.m.

With most 7/11 open 24-hours they tend to be good targets for robberies. Fortunately they have video recordings that help reduce the criminals' ability to hide out in the dark. I was driving by that area from visiting my friends before heading out on my vacation, but it looks like vacation is spent browsing La Mesa properties.


Radical Uterus April 3, 2010 @ 3:40 a.m.

You mean to tell me a black man and an hispanic man commit an armed robbery in broad daylight and between the two of them neither one has a real gun?


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