Man Robbed at Knifepoint at Bus Stop

The robbery happened on Baltimore Drive in La Mesa

By Monica Garske
|  Saturday, Sep 29, 2012  |  Updated 10:24 AM PDT
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Man Robbed at Knifepoint at Bus Stop

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A man was robbed at knifepoint Saturday morning at a La Mesa bus stop, police confirmed.

According to investigators, the victim was allegedly robbed around 6 a.m. while waiting for a bus in the 5200 block of Baltimore Drive.

Police said a gold-colored, four-door sedan stopped in front of the bus bench. A male suspect, described as a white or Hispanic male in his 30s with a goatee wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, exited the front passenger seat and approached the victim holding a knife.

The suspect held the knife to the victim’s side while a white or Hispanic female passenger, also
in her 30s, got out and grabbed the victim’s backpack. Police said she was wearing a gold-colored jacket.

Police said the male and female suspects then got back into the car, which was occupied by an additional white or Hispanic male passenger and driven by a second white or Hispanic female suspect.

The vehicle then fled the scene, traveling southbound on Baltimore Drive.

Police said the victim sustained a minor scratch to his side, but did not need medical attention. He ran to a gas station to report the robbery to police.

Officers scoured the area but were unable to locate the suspects or their vehicle.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact the La Mesa Police Department or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-TIPS.

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