Crime Recap: Seven Robberies, One Assault

Weekend robberies and assaults, July 15. Map by Dan Hirsch.

Weekend robberies and assaults, July 15. Map by Dan Hirsch.

In addition to a shooting Saturday and a stabbing Sunday morning, the Mission had a number of other violent crimes this weekend. According to police reports, there were seven robberies, many of them armed, and one assault with a skateboard.

At 5 a.m. on Saturday, a 36-year-old man was walking down Mission Street, near 16th Street, when he was stabbed and sprayed with pepper spray by an unknown assailant, according to police reports. The man was taken to San Francisco General Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

A little after midnight on Saturday at 26th and Mission, a 51-year-old man bumped into a young woman and then found himself being punched repeatedly by two suspects in their 20s who took the man’s cell phone and ran off. Cell-phoneless and with minor swelling in the eyes, the man was taken to SF General.

Around the same time on Saturday night, another cell phone robbery occurred at 16th and Mission streets. A 41-year-old man was talking on his phone when another man pushed him, grabbed his phone and ran off.

Sixteenth Street saw more crime at around 2 a.m. on Sunday. One man was standing with his backpack near the corner of Julian Street when three men approached, and at least one revealed a knife. The man gave up his backpack and the suspects fled.

At 20th and Mission at 5 a.m. on Sunday, a 22-year-old woman was walking when a man on a bike came up behind her, said he had a gun and ordered her to hand over her valuables. The young woman gave the suspect her wallet and then he biked away.

At 2:30 on Monday morning, two men in their 20s approached a 41-year-old man at 22nd and Mission streets. They demanded that he give them his valuables. He refused. One of the suspects then ripped the cell phone from his hand, while another grabbed the man’s wallet from his pocket.

At 10:30 on Monday night, at 20th and Mission again, two suspects approached a 26-year-old man. One tried to hit him with a skateboard, but he blocked it with his arm. The other moved behind him and hit him on the back of the head with a wooden stick. Once he was down, the two suspects ran off towards South Van Ness. The victim suffered a fractured arm.

At 11:50 that same night on Folsom Street near the corner of 15th, a 34-year-old man punched a 51-year-old man in the face, grabbed his wallet and cell phone, and fled on foot. The 51-year-old was taken to SF General for a cut over his eye.

Early Tuesday morning, around 1:30, another robbery with force occurred at 23rd and Mission. A man in his 20s punched a 30-year-old man and stole his cell phone and charger. The suspect ran off.

So far, no arrests have been made for any of the above. If you have information on any of them, you can call Mission Station’s anonymous tip line at 413-552-4558.

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.

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4 Comments

  1. Sam

    If no arrests were made, how on earth can you claim to know that one of the assailants was exactly 34 years old?

  2. Tom T.

    Blame it on the SuperMoon.

  3. Chris

    Where are the suspect descriptions, Mission Local?

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