Two women walking in La Mesa Wednesday night were robbed at gunpoint, the La Mesa Police Department said.
The incident happened just after 10 p.m. in the 8100 block of La Mesa Boulevard. As the women were walking, they were approached by two suspects from behind, one of whom brandished a handgun.
The second suspect was armed with a crowbar, police said.
One of the suspects demanded the victims’ purses. The women complied, and the suspects fled on foot, traveling eastbound on La Mesa Boulevard.
The victims ran to a nearby home and called police.
Officers searched the area by ground and air with help from the Sheriff’s Department helicopter, ASTREA. However, the suspects were not immediately located.
Police describe the alleged robbers as black male adults in their 20s. The suspect armed with the gun was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with a red “California” logo on it and baggy pants. He had a moustache and goatee. The suspect armed with a crowbar was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and pants.
The robbery is under investigation. Anyone with information on this case should contact the La Mesa Police Department or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-TIPS. Tipsters can remain anonymous.