Police are searching for two men who held up a donut shop in the La Mesa area, demanding cash from a clerk in a late-night robbery Thursday.
Just before 10 p.m., two men entered the Yum Yum Donut shop at 7550 El Cajon Blvd. One of the men wielded a handgun and ordered the clerk to give him cash. Once the clerk complied, the suspects fled from the business on foot.
The men were last seen running eastbound toward Comanche Drive, police said.
Officers launched a search for the suspect with the help of an SDPD helicopter, but the men were not located.
Police describe the suspects as African American men in their late teens or early 20s. The armed suspect is approximately 6-foot to 6-foot-2 with a thin build and wore a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt and black ski mask during the donut shop robbery. He was armed with a small, black handgun. The second suspect was approximately 5-foot-9 to 5-foot-10 with a medium build. He wore a gray sweatshirt over a black hooded sweatshirt.
The incident remains under investigation and anyone with information should contact the La Mesa Police Department at (619) 667-1400 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.