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13-year-old boy assaulted in La Mesa

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LA MESA (CNS) - Police in La Mesa searched Friday for an assailant who injured a 13-year-old boy and stole his iPod.

The boy was walking home at about 8:10 p.m., Thursday, on Mills Street near Orchard Avenue.

The boy was listening to his iPod when he was attacked from behind by an assailant with an unknown object, causing a contusion to his left forearm, police said. The thief took the boy's iPod and fled the scene.

No words were exchanged during the robbery and the victim did not see his attacker, police said. 

The boy was taken to Grossmont Hospital to be treated and was released to his father. 

Police urged anyone with information to contact them at (619) 667-1400, or to call Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477, and are offering a reward of up to $1000 for information leading to an arrest in this case.

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