Scott Ellis 9:46 p.m., April 22
Failed liquor store robbery involving submachine gun
A suspect remains on the loose after a botched armed robbery at the Welldeck Liquor store on the 3700 block of Avocado Boulevard in the unincorporated La Mesa community of Rancho San Diego late Saturday morning.
Witnesses described a “possibly Hispanic” suspect with “bloodshot eyes, carrying an orange backpack . . . and a submachine gun” type weapon, who fled on foot after being confronted by a store employee. He was wearing all black clothing, with a black cloth covering most of his face.
Sheriff’s deputies from the Lemon Grove substation called in a search helicopter and a K-9 unit, but efforts to locate the suspect were unsuccessful.
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