The Mission had some mid-week violence, as the neighborhood saw two robberies and one assault with a deadly weapon take place on Wednesday night.
At 7 p.m. on the corner of 18th and Castro streets, a man in his 30s approached a 63-year-old woman and started a verbal argument. The argument escalated when the man pulled out a glass bottle and struck the woman. He then fled eastbound on 18th Street. The woman complained of pain to her arm and head, but did not seek medical attention.
Two hours later at the corner of 24th and Shotwell streets, two men, ages 26 and 29, were on the sidewalk when they were approached by a 22-year-old man who demanded money. He grabbed the 26-year-old and took the man’s wallet before turning to his companion, brandishing a knife and attempting to take his property. The suspect then ran down 24th Street while the victims called the police, who caught up to the suspect at the 24th Street BART Station Plaza. The stolen wallet was returned, and the suspect arrested.
The suspect is currently being held at County Jail on two felony counts of robbery, one felony count of criminal threats and an allegation of using a deadly weapon. The man is awaiting a court appearance.
Later in the night, at 12:37 a.m., a 25-year-old male was accosted by four suspects in their 20s at the corner of South Van Ness and Mission streets. They demanded his property and then punched him in the face, making off with his wallet and the cash inside. No arrests have been made.
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.