La Mesa Yogurt Shop Robbed

The man told the employees to wait 50 seconds and “then do what you gotta do” police said

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    Officers discuss the robbery with employees inside the shop.

    Employees inside a La Mesa yogurt shop were robbed at gunpoint Monday in what police say is the store’s second robbery in less than a year.

    The employees at the Golden Spoon on Lake Murray Road were closing up for the night when a man knocked on the door and flashed a gun, demanding they open up.

    The suspect told the employee to walk with him to the back of the business to join a second employee. There, he grabbed one employee and zip tied her hands behind her back police said.

    He ordered the other woman to open the safe and give him the
    money.

    The man told the employees to wait 50 seconds and “then do what you gotta do” according to Lt. Matt Nicholass with La Mesa police.

    When police arrived, the employees appeared nervous and upset but no one was injured. No word on how much was taken in the robbery.

    The suspect was described as an African-American man, about 5’10”, medium build, possibly 30 to 40 years old, wearing a dark jacket and a dark-colored, possibly sheer, scarf around his face and brown boots that may have been construction boots police said. He was carrying a silver handgun.

    The suspect may have had a deformity to one of his eyes. “His eyes just didn’t appear ‘normal’ is all the information we have right now,” Nicholass said.

    The same business was robbed in March 2011. One of the employees was robbed in that robbery. Nicholass was unsure if the previous robbery suspect was apprehended but said the description of Monday’s robbery does not match the suspect in the March incident.