Two suspects robbed a man of his smartphone while he was standing outside his residence on Thursday night at around 10 p.m., police said.

The 18-year-old victim was standing near his home at 26th and Harrison streets when a man approached him and choked him from behind. A second man took the victim’s phone before both suspects — described only as males in their 20s — fled on foot.

On the other side of the neighborhood:

A 25-year-old woman was robbed of her purse by a woman twice her age on Thursday night, police said.

The victim was approached by a knife-wielding woman near 17th and Shotwell streets. The suspect cut the strap of the victim’s purse and fled in a ’90s-style two-door gray Honda, according to a police report. Police responded to the robbery call at 10:50 p.m.

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Rigoberto Hernandez is a journalism student at San Francisco State University. He has interned at The Oregonian and The Orange County Register, but prefers to report on the Mission District. In his spare time he can be found riding his bike around the city, going to Giants games and admiring the Stable building.

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