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Baskin Robbins on La Mesa Boulevard Robbed by Man With Unseen Weapon

Same ice-cream shop was held up by two gunmen in October 2010. Latest bandit fled on foot.

A thief sporting a five-o'clock shadow and claiming to have a concealed pistol robbed the Baskin Robbins shop on La Mesa Boulevard shortly before 4:30 p.m. Monday, according to police.

The same shop was robbed by two men in late October 2010, when only employees were present, and no one was injured.

In Monday’s incidident, a thin, roughly 6-foot man who appeared to be in his mid-30s to early 40s approached a clerk at the ice-cream store in the 8800 block of La Mesa Boulevard, said he had a gun and demanded cash, police said.

The robber fled with an undisclosed amount of money on foot to the south along Jackson Drive.

The victim, who saw no weapon during the crime, told detectives the thief was unshaven and wearing blue jeans, a tan hooded sweatshirt with some type of lettering on it, a dark-colored baseball cap and black sunglasses.

The investigation in continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call the La Mesa Police Department at 619-667-1400.

You may also call Crime Stoppers’ anonymous toll-free tip line (888) 580-TIPS (or sdcrimestoppers.com).  You can remain anonymous, and be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest in this case.

City News Service contributed to this report.

Batman December 06, 2011 at 04:15 PM
What is the race of the suspect?
Kevin George December 06, 2011 at 05:20 PM
I read this elsewhere Batman:The suspect was described as a white male adult, 35-40 years old, unshaven, approximately 6 feet tall with a thin build. The suspect was wearing a tan long sleeved hoodie with dark writing, a dark baseball cap, black sunglasses and blue jean pants.
Kevin George December 06, 2011 at 05:22 PM
"The robber fled with an undisclosed amount of money on foot to the south along Jackson Drive."...........to Collier Park to buy some dope.
La Mesa Girl. April 30, 2012 at 08:09 PM
And its also things like these that don't allow for such a place to thrive. Instead, people will just continue to say bad things and won't allow for change. Instead, they'll just make jokes and laugh at the thought of it changing. Why not take action to find out what the real stories are at Collier Park. Ever since Journey Community Church decided to take the chance, change has happened. Has anyone else noticed it? or is everyone still stuck in the past. Not to mention the past that has already moved forward.
Kevin George April 30, 2012 at 08:15 PM
LMG, I worked all morning at the cleanup of Collier Park with the folks from Journey. I also did the Centennial clean up Downtown. I go to Collier Park on a regular basis so.............

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