LA MESA—Detectives arrested a San Diego man Thursday on suspicion of robbing the La Mesa Circle K on July 18.
La Mesa police say the suspect, Danny Gregory Molestina, 28, had used a machete to rob the convenience store, located at 8899 La Mesa Blvd in La Mesa.
The suspect walked up to a store clerk, brandished a machete and took a cash register drawer containing money. The clerk was not injured.
Molestina was arrested July 22 by Chula Vista police in connection with an unrelated robbery, La Mesa police said, noting detectives later linked him to the Circle K robbery.
Molestina was booked the George Bailey Detention Facility.