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La Mesa police detectives are looking for two teenaged girls who hit a woman in the head during a robbery at the La Mesa Boulevard trolley stop at around noon on Sunday, November 29.

The victim was standing on the trolley platform near Spring Street when the perpetrators punched her several times in the head and pulled the necklace off of her. She was pushed to the ground while she tried to fight off the teens.

“They were both [African-Americans] with one wearing a gray sweatshirt with a hood and dark hair with red streaks,” said an elderly witness who declined to be identified. “The other [perpetrator] had a dark T-shirt and jeans.”

The suspects, according to La Mesa police, are believed to be around 15 to 17 years old.

“They were big girls, and I was running to help the lady,” said George Marston. “But the girls were also fast to run away. Hopefully they have video here in this area.”

Paramedics took the woman to Sharp Grossmont Hospital, where she was treated for minor bruising to her head and face and a possible sprained ankle, according to a police follow-up.

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gates877 Dec. 1, 2009 @ 8:31 p.m.

Good to know that the MTS has plans to get video surveillance at all their trolley stops. Good mass transportation can work only if we have safe stops. If we have the thieves using the trolleys and buses to get away, it does us not good.


Microsoft92114 Dec. 2, 2009 @ 8:57 a.m.

Compliments on the photographer who took the photo for the story. Nice close up!


Ponzi Dec. 2, 2009 @ 9:11 a.m.

Seems the trolley has created a permanent crime spree in La Mesa.


gofurry Dec. 2, 2009 @ 12:51 p.m.

"Compliments on the photographer who took the photo for the story. Nice close up!" By Microsoft92114

Boobs are for babies - join the Muffia.


FreeFlight107 Dec. 3, 2009 @ 9:05 a.m.

I don't get what you're trying to say here!

'No "Great" Trolley Robbery' as a headline doesn't make sense. The poor woman was beat up, her necklace stollen, and it's like "No Big Thing"?

Please take a look at what your Stringers are writing in your Good Name.



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