Weekend Crime Recap: Six Robberies

Friday

A man was robbed as he stood outside a restaurant at 18th and Collingwood streets at around 7 o’clock Friday night, according to police.

Two men who appeared to be about 30 years of age approached the victim and punched him. The victim fell to the ground, and one of the suspects grabbed his cell phone and fled.

Police said that the phone was later tracked and recovered. No arrests have been made.

Sunday

A man was robbed of his cell phone while sitting on a Muni bus at 2 a.m. on Sunday, police said. A man who appeared to be in his 20s grabbed the cell phone and ran out of the bus at 19th and Mission streets. The victim chased the suspect but couldn’t catch him.

Monday

A man was stabbed and robbed as he withdrew cash at an ATM at 24th and Mission streets at 3:15 Monday morning, according to police reports.

After taking his cash from the machine, the victim turned around to leave but found his path blocked by two men. He tried to run but one of the suspects blocked him, pulled out a knife and swung it at the victim twice, slashing his face and wrist.

Both suspects then went through the victim’s pockets and stole his wallet, some cash and his cell phone, and fled in an unknown direction.

The victim, who suffered deep cuts to the face and wrist, flagged down a motorist to call his brother, who took him to the hospital.

A man was robbed at 5:45 p.m. on Monday at 15th and Folsom streets, police said. The victim was walking along the street when a car, described as a black town car, approached him, and two men got out.

One of the suspects pushed the victim against the wall and demanded his property, but the victim refused. The suspect reached into the victim’s pocket and took his cell phone and wallet, and the other suspect grabbed the victim’s gym bag. The suspects then got back in the car and fled.

The victim said that he noticed a semiautomatic handgun in the waistband of one of the suspects.

Tuesday

A man was robbed at gunpoint around 2 a.m. on Tuesday while waiting at the bus stop at 23rd Street and Potrero Avenue, police said.

Three male suspects between the ages of 20 and 30 approached the victim, and one suspect pointed a gun at him while the other two took his wallet, some cash and his smart phone.

The three suspects then fled on foot in an unknown direction.

A man was attacked and robbed at 17th and Dolores streets around 2:30 a.m. on Tuesday, according to police. The man was walking past a parked white four-door sedan when three male suspects between the ages of 20 and 30 got out of the car and attacked him, punching him in the face.

The suspects took the man’s cell phone and some cash and fled in the vehicle in an unknown direction.

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15 Comments

  1. Jonathan

    This is extremely scary. Everyone should start by protecting their homes and families. I would suggest looking into Protect America home security. I’ve used them for the past couple years and I feel so much more secure.

  2. SafeStreets

    We could use more police cameras to catch these acts on film.

  3. There is a mistake in the first report (about the Collingwood robbery). Was it on Friday or Saturday?

  4. Victor

    Stiffer penalties are needed for these crimes. 20 years for assault, 20 years for robbery. Then watch how fast that non sense stops!

  5. scum

    To bad only criminals carry guns, while we can’t legally carry them to protect ourselves.

    • Victor

      actually criminals are the only people barred from owning guns. non-criminals can get permits and carry guns.
      wtf??? @scum

    • Victor

      besides alot of these robberies and assaults dont involve guns just people getting out numbered. you aint a criminal go down to the gun store and get one. 3185 Mission St. theyll hook you up.

  6. scum

    You can’t get a permit to carry a handgun in S.F. look it up.

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