Search for attempted robbery suspect in La Mesa - San Diego, California News Station - KFMB Channel 8 - cbs8.com

Search for attempted robbery suspect in La Mesa

Posted: Updated:

LA MESA (CNS) - A robber left an attempted robbery empty-handed when a clerk at a Cricket Wireless store went for the exit door rather than the cash drawer, La Mesa police said Sunday.

An employee at the Cricket Wireless, 7014 University Ave., told police a suspect entered the store at 6:27 p.m., walked behind the counter brandishing a large knife, announced he was robbing the store and demanded cash, La Mesa Police Sgt. Greg Runge said.

"The clerk ran away from the suspect and left the store," Runge said. "The suspect then fled the store as well and was last seen running southbound across University Avenue."

No money was stolen and the store clerk was uninjured.

The suspect was described as an Hispanic male in his 20s about 5-feet-7 inches tall and weighing approximately 180 pounds. He was wearing a red sweater, beige or light khaki pants and a brown baseball hat.

The suspect concealed his face with a black scarf wrapped around his head.

The suspect's weapon was described as a 12-inch long butcher knife, police said.

Police asked anyone with information to call La Mesa Police Department at (619) 667-1400, or Crime Stoppers' anonymous toll-free line at (888) 580-TIPS, or www.sdcrimestoppers.com. Callers can remain anonymous and be eligible for a $1,000 reward with information leading to an arrest in this case.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Preliminary hearing continues for ex-cop

    Preliminary hearing continues for ex-cop

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:13 AM EDT2014-04-23 15:13:56 GMT

    Testimony is set to resume Wednesday in a preliminary hearing for a former San Diego police officer accused of groping and illegally detaining women while on patrol last year.

     

    Testimony is set to resume Wednesday in a preliminary hearing for a former San Diego police officer accused of groping and illegally detaining women while on patrol last year.


     
  • Jury selection in Lakeside murder case

    Jury selection in Lakeside murder case

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:03 AM EDT2014-04-23 15:03:42 GMT

    Jury selection was scheduled to begin Wednesday in the trial of a man accused of gunning down his ex-wife in their Lakeside home and then trying to commit suicide by inhaling carbon monoxide.

     

    Jury selection was scheduled to begin Wednesday in the trial of a man accused of gunning down his ex-wife in their Lakeside home and then trying to commit suicide by inhaling carbon monoxide.


     
  • SDSU student finds robber in her apartment

    SDSU student finds robber in her apartment

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:58 AM EDT2014-04-23 14:58:39 GMT

    A San Diego State student awoke to find a man rummaging through her apartment near campus early Wednesday, police said.

     

    A San Diego State student awoke to find a man rummaging through her apartment near campus early Wednesday, police said.


     
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and Midwest Television, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.