Getting brutally punched in the face so that someone can have your cell phone is not uncommon, according to recent police reports.
Here’s what happened Wednesday.
Two suspects punched a 25-year-old woman walking on 17th Street near San Bruno at 4:30 p.m. and took off with her cell phone, according to the overnight police report. Two 19-year-old suspects were later arrested and taken into custody by police.
Just minutes before at 4:16 p.m. a 35-year-old man and a 40-year-old woman approached a 42-year-old woman walking on 18th Street near Capp Street. The male suspect punched the woman in the face and his accomplice took the victim’s phone from her pocket, according to the report. Both suspects fled on foot.
Crime is trauma and the county offers different services. Here is a link to a page of services.
Victims of violent crime can contact the Trauma Recover Center at UCSF.