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Purse Snatching at Gunpoint; Armed Suspect at Large

Two suspects allegedly involved in an armed robbery on Normal Avenue Wednesday evaded police officers and a helicopter, according to the La Mesa Police Department.

Police received a 911 call around 7 p.m. Wednesday from a woman who said she had her purse stolen at gunpoint in the 7600 block of Normal Ave.

A perimeter was established with help from a San Diego Police Department helicopter but suspects were able to evade arrest.

The suspects are described as: 

Suspect #1: Black male adult, 5’9”, 180 pounds, late teens or early 20’s, black ski mask, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans. 

Suspect #2: Black male adult, 5’9”, 170 pounds, late teens or early 20’s, short braided hair, black ski mask, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and black jeans. 

Anyone with information about the crime or suspects is asked to contact the La Mesa Police Department at 619-667-1400.

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

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