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Two male and two female suspects — ages unknown — were driving a silver four-door vehicle, possibly a Nissan Altima, near the corner of Mission and 26th streets at 1:30 a.m. Tuesday when the two females approached two men in their 30s. Do you want to party, they asked the men, according to the police report. The men did.

The men got into the vehicle with the four suspects and they all drove to 26th and Bartlett, where the two male suspects pulled both guests out of the vehicle, held them down, beat them up and went through their pockets.

Each of the victims lost his wallet and cash. One victim also lost a gold necklace, the other a silver one. Someone was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, but police could not clarify whether it was one or both victims. No arrests have been made.

Later this morning, at 2:25, a 24-year-old man was held up near the corner of 24th and Treat streets, by a male suspect between 20 and 30 years old who had a knife. A second suspect, another man in the same age span, drove up in a white Ford Mustang, pulled over, got out and grabbed the victim by the neck.

Both suspects punched the victim in the face; one of the suspects used brass knuckles. The victim fell to the ground and both suspects kicked him in the torso several times and took his wallet and cell phone, police reported.

As if this wasn’t enough misfortune for one night, a group of men and women then appeared. They approached the victim and kicked him in the torso and head. Police could not clarify whether this group was working in tandem with the first two suspects, or if the victim simply had two separate, unrelated instances of bad luck.

Police also do not know how large the group was. The victim was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries and no arrests have been made.

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Mabel Jiménez

Mabel Jiménez is a freelance multimedia journalist and photographer who studied Photography and Journalism at San Francisco State University. She can't stay very long in one place and will gladly take an assignment almost anywhere in the world, especially if it's shooting for NGOs/non-profits.

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  1. Is it me or is there more street violence, muggings, and robberies in the mission these last few months? Seems like there is basically one 2 muggings a week between 20th and 26th st. and Valencia and Florida. Always between the hours of 9pm and 2am…. Where are the police? What are they doing about this?

  2. Nothing to do with “luck” or “misfortune”. Some people decided it’s good to attack and rob someone. They did it, and it was their decision. It’s not like they were victims of a tornado. Saying it’s luck or fortune deflects much of the responsibility away from the attackers. Who raised them to believe that this is the right way to act?