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La Mesa motel robbed at gunpoint

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LA MESA (CNS) - Police in La Mesa were on the lookout Monday for the gunman who held up a motel and fled with an undisclosed amount.

The suspect ran into the lobby of the Travelodge Motel at 7911 University Ave. at about 8:20 p.m. Sunday, went behind the front desk and demanded cash from the lone employee, according to a La Mesa police statement.

The robber took money from the cash drawer and ran eastbound on University Avenue, the statement said. He was not located in a subsequent search.

Police described the suspect as black and about 5 feet 10 with a muscular build. He was wearing a black watch cap, black pants and shoes, a dark T-shirt with a white logo on the front, light-colored gloves and a red bandana covering his face.

Anyone with information on the robbery was asked to call police at (619) 667-1400 or to contact Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477 or via email at

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