56-Year-Old Man Robbed at Gunpoint in La Mesa

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A 56-year-old transient man was robbed at gunpoint while sitting in his vehicle in a La Mesa parking lot, according to La Mesa police.

The victim reported the robbery about 8:20 p.m. Friday, and told police he was in his vehicle in the Park and Ride lot, near the intersection of Bancroft and Fuerte drives, when two men in a dark-colored four-door sedan pulled up next to him, police said.

The two suspects got out of the sedan, approached the victim and asked for cigarettes, police said.

When the victim responded he did not have cigarettes, one suspect pointed a black revolver at him and demanded his wallet, which the victim then handed over, police said. The victim was not injured.

One of the thieves removed the money from the wallet then dropped it to the ground, then the pair got back into the car and left, police said. They were last seen headed east on Interstate 8 from Fuerte Drive.

La Mesa police sought the two robbers who were both described as Hispanic males with a medium build, who wore dark hooded sweatshirts with light colored bandanas covering their faces. One was armed with a black revolver.

The La Mesa Police Department asked anyone with information on the robbery to call (619) 667-1400, or to contact Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477 or online at sdcrimestoppers.com.

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