A man was robbed at knifepoint at 8:12 Wednesday morning at Rhode Island and 16th streets.

The suspect, described by police as a man in his 30s, approached the victim and brandished a knife, then struck him in the back with the knife’s butt end, police said.

The suspect grabbed the victim’s cell phone and cash and fled the scene on a bicycle.

A woman was robbed at gunpoint shortly before 11 p.m. on Wednesday at 24th and Chattanooga streets.

The victim was walking when two suspects, described as a man and a woman between the ages of 25 and 30, pulled up beside her in a white van.

One of the suspects brandished a handgun and demanded the victim’s property, which the victim gave them. The suspects then fled in the van.

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Hélène Goupil

Hélène Goupil is a former editor at Mission Local who now works independently as a videographer and editor. She's the co-author of "San Francisco: The Unknown City" (Arsenal Pulp Press).

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  1. Is the officer in the sketch talking on a phone or is he experimenting with a device he bought across the street at Good Vibrations?

  2. Is it just me or is the Mission cop in the sketch above just drawing circles?

    How about some undercover cops that walk the streets armed and shoot back when robbed at gunpoint?

    A Mission Tuxedo cat has the Mission Rats under their watch. Why can’t the Mission Cops have control over crime and stupid thugs that travel the Mission in rundown white vans?

  3. what the eff is going on?!?!? 9 years in the mission and i feel like these robberies are escalating. is that true? or am i just reading about it more now.

  4. It would be interesting to tally how many of these robbery victims in the neighborhood are using and/or holding their smartphone in their hand when robbed.

    I see easy pickings all day and night.