LA MESA (CNS) - A man was recovering Tuesday after being punched in the face while his laptop computer was ripped from his hands in La Mesa, police said.
The victim was walking near Chloe Avenue and Buckland Street about 2:20 p.m. Monday when a suspect questioned him about his laptop, according to La Mesa police.
A struggle ensued when the suspect tried to grab the computer, police said, noting that a second suspect then punched the victim in the face, causing him to lose control of the item.
The pair of thieves fled westbound on Buckland Street, police said, noting that the victim was left with minor injuries to his face.
Police described one suspect as a roughly as a light-skinned black man, around 25-years-old, about 6 feet 1 inch tall, weighing about 170 pounds, with neck length hair and braids. He wore a white T-shirt and blue jean shorts, and also had a tattoo on his left forearm, police said.
The second suspect was described as Hispanic, about 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighing about 150 pounds, with short spiky black hair. He was also about 25 years old, police said.
Anyone with information about the crime was asked to call La Mesa police at (619) 667-1400. All tips can be made anonymously.
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