A 22-year-old woman who was kidnapped Sunday evening at 18th and Lexington streets fought off a rape attempt, escaped and called police, according to the San Francisco Police Department.
Officer Albie Esparza said the department learned of the crime from the San Mateo county hospital, where the victim was treated.
The woman told officials that she was kidnapped at 5 p.m. on Sunday by two men armed with knives.
They forced her into a green Toyota truck and headed south on Highway 101, driving over the county line into San Mateo.
The victim was able to fight off a rape attempt and escape from the truck.
The suspects are two men between the ages of 35 and 40.
Esparza said that the SFPD had no further information about the crime.
The San Mateo County sheriff’s office wrote a supplemental report for the SFPD, but a spokesperson there declined to release any details other than that the victim escaped somewhere along the coast.
Bars close at 2 a.m., but people are still out on Valencia Street between 16th and 17th streets.
One of them, a 30-year-old man, pushed a 23-year-old woman from behind and took off with her cell phone.
The weekend did not start well.
A 64-year-old man and a 53-year-old woman in the parking lot of San Francisco General Hospital at 1 p.m. on Friday were approached by two suspects, knocked to the ground and robbed of two rings and a purse, police reported.
The victims got off the SFGH shuttle on Potrero Avenue and were then followed by a suspect, said Officer Esparza.
The attacker fled and the victims went to another hospital for treatment because they feared the suspect might still be in the area.
Anson Moon, a spokesperson for the hospital, said the incident had not been reported to their security staff. He added that they had not had any incidents in the parking lot for a few months.
A 27-year-old man walking near Dolores Park at 2:28 a.m. on Monday was attacked from behind by five young men between 18 and 20 years old.
The suspects punched and kicked the victim, ripped his backpack from his shoulder and grabbed a wallet from his pocket. They fled with his backpack, which contained a laptop, and a wallet containing an undisclosed amount of cash.
Esparza said he had no information about why the victim was out so early in the morning and did not know if he was walking through the park or along the periphery.