Unfortunately for us, crime never rests.
At 3 p.m. on Saturday, a 38-year-old male was sitting on the sidewalk on 19th Street near Mission. A 50-year-old male approached the victim from behind and punched and kicked him several times before grabbing his wallet and fleeing the scene. The victim was taken to the hospital with complaints of pains in his head and leg. His injuries were found to be non-life-threatening. His attacker has not been found.
At 11:03 p.m. on Saturday, two women ages 37 and 31 were walking on Guerrero near Duboce. Two men who appeared to be in their mid-20s approached the victims, pointed a gun at them, and demanded money. The women gave up a cash box containing U.S. currency, and the suspects fled in a late-90s Mazda van. The women sustained no injuries during the strong-arm robbery.
During the early hours of Sunday morning, at 3 a.m., a 42-year-old man walking down 16th near Mission was attacked by a man in his 30s. The suspect approached the victim on foot, punched him in the face, took his cell phone and cash and fled the scene. The disoriented man called police but no arrest was made. The entire incident occurred just two blocks from the police station.
Sunday saw a robbery in broad daylight at 21st and Capp streets. At 12:45 p.m., a 22-year-old woman was talking on her cell phone when a 40-year-old man approached her, brandished a knife and demanded her phone. She gave it to him, and the man fled on foot. No arrests have been made.