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A 28-year-old man was robbed at 18th and Capp streets on Nov. 19 at 11:30 p.m. by two men in their 20s, police said.

One of the suspects approached the victim, grabbed him and put him in a choke hold, while the other took his cell phone and wallet from his pockets. The suspects then ran away.

An unknown suspect stole a woman’s wallet from her home on Homestead Avenue around 3:30 a.m. on Nov. 22, police said. The victim found her wallet missing after she noticed that her door was ajar.

A 25-year-old woman was robbed at 24th and Mission streets at approximately 5 p.m. on Nov. 23, police reported. The victim was standing in a bus shelter holding her phone when a 16-year-old man approached her, took her phone and ran away.

A 47-year-old man was stabbed at approximately 6 p.m. on Nov. 23 by an unknown suspect at a gas station at 16th Street and South Van Ness Avenue, police reported.

The victim was transported to a local hospital for a puncture wound in his torso. He told police he did not know how the stabbing occurred.

A 23-year-old woman was robbed of her cell phone at 10:50 p.m. on Nov. 23 at 18th and Harrison streets while riding a Muni bus, police said.

A 24-year-old man was arrested after he grabbed the victim’s phone and ran away. The victim’s phone was returned.

An unknown suspect entered the home of a 63-year-old woman near 15th and Church streets in the early morning of Nov. 24, police said. The suspect came in through an unlocked back door and took the victim’s purse.

A bicycle belonging to a 58-year-old woman was taken from the garage of her home near Folsom and 22nd streets at 6:30 a.m. on Nov. 24, police reported.

An unknown suspect entered the victim’s car, which was parked on the street, took the remote garage door opener, entered the garage and left with the bicycle.

A 47-year-old man brandished a knife and stole a pair of headphones from a store at 15th and Market streets at 9:55 a.m. on Saturday, police reported.

The suspect entered the store and asked a 65-year-old man to take the headphones off a secure rack. When the victim refused, the suspect pulled out a knife and again demanded the headphones. When the victim again refused, the suspect took the headphones and ran outside, where he was promptly arrested.

A 26-year-old man was robbed of his cell phone at 16th and Mission streets at 12:25 a.m. on Sunday, police said.

The suspects, a 20-year-old woman and a 25-year-old man, asked the victim if they could use his phone. When the victim handed the woman the phone, the man pushed him. The suspects then ran away.

Two men kicked the front door of a home and stole a bag at Sanchez and Market streets at 2 a.m. on Sunday, police said.

The 37-year-old homeowner was threatened during the robbery. The suspects ran away and were later arrested in the area.

A 31-year-old man was sleeping in his parked car at 24th and Mission streets at 2:15 a.m. on Sunday when a male suspect began punching him, police reported.

The suspect took the victim’s keys and left the scene. No arrests have been made.

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A Modesto, CA native, Carly has been working in the news industry for the past five years. She has worked with The Portland Mercury as an Arts Intern, The San Francisco Bay Guardian as a News Intern, The Lewis County Chronicle in Centralia, WA as a beat reporter, and was the student opinion editor for her undergraduate newspaper, The Daily Vanguard, for Portland State University, in Portland, Ore. She currently lives in San Francisco, CA.

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  1. I too was almost robbed on Sun November 25th around 3am. I was walking up 18th from my friends place on Folsom. Was by the church on south VanNess. When a car of 4 Hispanic people drove up to me in an older square astro van. They were all between 18-23. Girl was driving. 1 Guy in passenger seat and he kept trying to talk to me. Then 2 guys in the back with bandanas over their faces. Sounds crazy but when I walk late at night I always carry pepper spray and a knife. They had the girl come to rob me. But when she seen me pull out my pepper spray and open my knife she got scared and they left very fast toward Harrison. I’m very thankful it all.turned out. Be careful out there. Always have a friend or weapon late at night in bad areas.

  2. crazy stuff. i dont walk out lat in evening anymore; i used to… but there is too much stuff going on. sad. i dont know what could be done… curfew, after-school education, meetings in school?

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