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Suspect in custody following La Mesa credit union robbery

Posted at 5:16 PM, Sep 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-30 20:16:33-04

LA MESA, Calif. (KGTV) -- A suspect was arrested following a robbery at a La Mesa credit union Wednesday morning.

According to police, the robbery happened at the Navy Federal Credit Union on the 8700 block of Grossmont Boulevard just after 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Police say the suspect brandished a knife and demanded cash after walking into the credit union.

After fleeing from the business, the suspect was found driving away from the area by officers responding to the incident.

The suspect, Rafeek Karamat, 35, was positively identified using surveillance video from the credit union. Karamat was booked into the San Diego County jail for robbery.