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Two Arrested After Robbery at La Mesa Park



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    San Diego police reported that two male transients were arrested after robbing a man inside a park in La Mesa, Saturday night.

    John Allen Bass and Jamar Brown, both 24-years-old, were taken into custody and booked on charges related to a robbery that occurred inside Collier Park, located at 4401 Palm Avenue, police said.

    The incident happened at about 7:40 p.m. when the male victim was sitting on a park bench and was approached by the suspects, according to a media release.

    One suspect reportedly sat down next to the victim and demanded his backpack. When the victim refused, the suspect attempted to take the item, police said.

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    A struggle ensued, though the victim was able to keep his property away from the suspects.

    As the victim attempted to leave the park, the second suspect allegedly demanded the victim’s cell phone, at which point the suspect pulled the victim's bike away from him.

    After the second suspect threatened the victim, the man left the park and called police.

    Responding officers found both suspects near the park a short time later and the victim identified the two before receiving his property.

    The victim wasn't injured during the incident.