San Diego County Crime Stoppers and investigators from the San Diego Police Department’s Central Division are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating unknown suspect(s) wanted for a robbery in the Gaslamp area.
On March 31, at about 2:25 a.m., an adult male victim was inside the Subway restaurant located at 950 5th Avenue, in San Diego. While inside the restaurant, the victim was speaking with a group of males whom he did not know.
The victim walked out of the restaurant and headed northbound on 5th Avenue. Shortly after walking out of the restaurant, the victim was punched once in his head rendering him unconscious.
The suspect(s) stole the victim’s cell phone, watch, shoes, and cash. The victim suffered several abrasions to his face and head. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was treated for major head trauma including a brain bleed.
A witness described seeing two black males punching and kicking the victim while he was on the ground. The witness stated that both males were last seen running southbound on 5th Avenue. Investigators are hoping to identify four persons of interest in this case.
They are not considered suspects at this time, but were seen speaking to the victim just prior to the robbery. Friends and family of the victim are offering $9,000 in addition to Crime Stoppers up to $1,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest in this case.
Anyone with information on the identity or location of the persons of interest is asked to call the SDPD’s Central Division at (619) 744-9500 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477 or visit www.sdcrimestoppers.org.