Party bus owner robbed at gunpoint in La Mesa

LA MESA - Police were on the lookout today for a gunman and four accomplices who robbed the owner of a party bus Tuesday night at the Grossmont Center and escaped with some of his property.
As passengers were filing onto the bus at the mall on Grossmont Center Drive around 10:20 p.m., the victim was walking back to his personal vehicle and was approached by five men, according to a La Mesa Police Department statement.
One man drew a black semi-automatic pistol and the group demanded the victim's property, police said. The five then sped off in a white four-door Chevrolet sedan and headed west on Grossmont Center Drive, according to the statement. A subsequent search of the area was unsuccessful.
The gunman was described as black, in his 20s, and about 5-foot-9, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, a white t-shirt, black pants and a black do rag. Another suspect was black, 19 or 20 years old, with a black ponytail and a green flannel shirt. The other three men were only described as black, 18 to 20 and between 5-foot-8 and 5-foot-11.
Anyone with information on the robbery was asked to call police at 619-667-1400 or contact Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477 or, via email, at

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