Police Search for Suspects in La Mesa Store Robberies

Two men simulated weapons and demanded cash from clerks at a 7-Eleven located at 4253 Palm Ave.

By Joseph M.D. Young
|  Sunday, Feb 5, 2012  |  Updated 1:51 PM PDT
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7-Eleven Robbed Twice in Under 24 Hours

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A La Mesa 7-Eleven store was robbed twice over the weekend by two suspects who simulated weapons while demanding cash, according to La Mesa police.

No injuries were reported in either robbery, both of which occurred inside a 7-Eleven located at 4253 Palm Ave., and it appears only one of the suspects made off with any money.

The first robbery occurred Saturday at about 3:38 a.m. when a man, wearing a white mask or face paint, entered the store and simulated a weapon, according to a store clerk.

The employee told police that the suspect then announced that he was robbing the store and wanted cash, police said.

After the employee gave the man about $30, he walked away and was last seen headed east on Echo Drive, according to a media release.

The suspect was described as a white or Hispanic male in his 20's with a thin build and standing about 5 feet 8 inches tall. He wore a hooded sweatshirt and gray or black jeans, police said.

The 7-Eleven was robbed again on Sunday when another man, said to be around 18-years-old, entered the store and approached the counter while simulating a gun underneath a towel, according to police.

As in the first robbery, the suspect announced that he was robbing the store and demanded cash.

It wasn't immediately clear if the man made off with any money before fleeing the scene, headed east on Echo Drive in a small dark colored vehicle, police said.

Police described the suspect as a black male standing 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighing about 140 pounds and wearing a black hooded jacket at the time of the incident.

Anyone with information about either robbery was asked to call the La Mesa police at (619) 667-1400, or contact Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477 or online: sdcrimestoppers.com.

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