Monday night saw two robberies in and near the Mission. One in the flats of the South Van Ness area and one in the precipitous heights of Twin Peaks.
At 10:45 Monday night, a 42-year-old man was walking near South Van Ness and 21st St. when a suspect approached him and hit him in the head with a shotgun, according to police. Two companions of the suspect then took the victim’s wallet and cash, all three fleeing the scene thereafter.
The armed suspect was between the ages of 15 and 20, while the ages of his companions remain unknown. The victim was taken to San Francisco General Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
A little later that night at 11, police reported that a 24-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman were sitting in a car at Twin Peaks when a suspect between the ages of 20 and 30 approached the side of their vehicle and pointed a handgun at the pair, demanding their property.
Two cell phones and other miscellaneous property were taken, after which the suspect fled the scene in a dark, four-door sports car. No injuries were sustained by either victim.
No arrests were made in either case.
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