Police are searching for a man who robbed a La Mesa flower shop at gunpoint last month, barging into the store while wielding a rifle, his face masked with a bandana.
The La Mesa Police Department (LMPD) released photos of the crime Wednesday that showed the armed man moving about the store, pointing a rifle during the July 20 robbery.
Investigators said the suspect entered the Conroy’s Flower Shop located at 5163 Jackson Dr. that morning at around 10:45 a.m. A passerby spotted the man walking into the store with a mask on his face and the firearm in his hand; that witness called police to report the crime-in-progress.
The masked man was only in the store for about a minute. When he exited, he hopped into a waiting getaway car being driven by another suspect.
The LMPD said the getaway car was reported stolen and was later recovered by police but there was no sign of either suspect. The rifle used the robbery was also recovered.
No one was hurt in the incident.
Three weeks later, both the robbery suspect and the getaway driver remain at large.
The man who robbed the flower shop is described by police as standing between 5-foot-8 and 5-foot-10. He wore a red bandana covering his face and head, as well as sunglasses. He had on a black shirt and grey shorts.
Police said surveillance cameras also captured images of several distinct tattoos on the man’s forearms.
At this point, police do not have a suspect description of the driver of the stolen car.
Anyone with information on this case can call the LMPD at (619) 667-1400 or San Diego Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-TIPS. Tipsters can remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward for information that leads to an arrest.