Police arrested four young men between the ages of 19 and 22 today, shortly after they allegedly robbed two victims in separate incidents.
One victim told police he was walking on 14th and Stevenson streets at 1:30 a.m. when four young men approached him from behind, knocked him to the ground, kicked and then robbed him.
The victim sustained minor injuries. The four suspects fled northbound on Stevenson toward the 300 block of Valencia, where police believe they went on to commit their next robbery.
A few minutes later a group of men with a similar description approached another man and demanded his wallet and cell phone. The victim gave them both, and the suspects then fled on foot.
Shortly after, police arrested four suspects on the 100 block of Guerrero. Hummad McCullen, 20, of Oakland, was booked on two counts of felony robbery, one count of aggravated assault and possession of stolen property. Joseph Miles, 19, of Berkeley, was arrested on two counts of felony robbery and one count of aggravated assault. Eddie Olmos, 22, of Daly City, was booked on two counts of felony robbery and one count of aggravated assault. Brandon Long, 21, of Los Angeles was booked on two counts of malicious mischief.
Police are currently investigating the possibility that the four men were involved in other recent robberies in the area.
In a separate incident, a man standing at a bus stop on 18th and Mission streets at 3 a.m. on Tuesday was accosted by a 40-year-old suspect who grabbed his neck from behind and yanked off his gold chain. The suspect demanded more property from the victim, who complied. The suspect then fled on foot. There were no injuries and no arrests have been made.