Crime Recap: Six Robberies


A man was robbed of some cash at 17th and Capp streets at 8:30 p.m. on Friday, according to police.

The victim was driving and had stopped his car at a stop sign when a man who appeared to be about 20 approached the car. The suspect broke the driver’s side window and started punching the victim.

A second male suspect, who also appeared to be 20 years old, got into the vehicle on the passenger side and demanded the driver’s wallet. He took the cash out of the victim’s wallet and both suspects fled on foot.

No arrests have been made.

Two men wearing masks walked into a gas station on Cesar Chavez near Hampshire at 8:40 p.m. on Friday, pointed a gun at an employee, and demanded cash, police said.

The employee handed over an unknown amount of cash and both suspects fled. No arrests have been made.

Two female teens were sitting at 18th and Dolores streets at about 9:30 p.m. on Friday when they were approached by a group of men and women who began to kick and punch them, police said.

One suspect took a cell phone from one of the victims. The group of suspects then fled on foot.

Two men attacked a woman and robbed her of her purse at 14th and Mission streets at about 11:40 p.m. on Friday, according to police.

The suspects struck the woman from behind as she was walking home. One of the suspects then punched the victim in the head and the second suspect snatched her purse. Both suspects fled on foot.


A man was texting on his cell phone while walking on 15th Street at about 2 a.m. on Saturday when a suspect who appeared to be about 16 years old punched him in the face.

The victim fell to the ground and the suspect grabbed his cell phone, police said.

A second suspect, who appeared to be about the same age, then hit and kicked the victim. The two suspects then fled on foot with a third suspect who had been standing nearby.


A man was robbed of his cell phone and backpack at Dolores Park at 7:40 p.m. on Wednesday, police said. One suspect, described as a man between the ages of 18 and 20, approached the victim and took his backpack.

The victim chased the suspect, who ran to a group of friends. A second suspect, also between the ages of 18 and 20, and two others surrounded the victim, and one suspect lifted his shirt and showed a gun.

One of the suspects then took the victim’s cell phone, and two others punched the victim in the head.

The four suspects fled the scene on foot. No arrests have been made.

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  1. Joe Wiley

    Yee-Haw!! it’s not even close to summertime yet! This is going to be a bumper yer for muggins and assaults!!

  2. PC

    Everyone buy mace and pepper spray. Kinda goes without saying not to wander around texting at 2am.

  3. godzuki

    Now that the mission is “so hip”, I see people who are here for dinner, drinks, whatever..standing on side streets in the dark texting with all their technology out…you will see an uptick in these crimes as these people are fairly careless.

  4. CT

    The crazy thing is that it’s not 2am. Only one of these crimes were after 12am.

  5. SafeStreets

    Its the stupid punk kids.
    arrest them all.

  6. Shroudwoman

    People who are not from San Francisco (before 1989) need to wake up. The Mission has ALWAYS been a dangerous place for privileged sleepwalkers and nowadays people are totally out of touch with where they actually are- the Mission. All these fancy restaurants and dress shops for rich clueless 20-somethings do NOT mean that the worst recession in our history is over for everyone else or the fact that 2 extremely dangerous Mexican gangs are just a couple of blocks over from all the wealth. If this latest plague of corporate locusts don’t wake up the locals will wake you up for you are rich and asleep and they are wide awake and want your stuff.

    • kp


      The two gang’s in the Mission: the Nortenos and Surenos are very rich. They demand protection money from Spanish speaking merchants, sell drugs and other illegal money making activities.

  7. Victor

    Like I said before: make the penalty for assault 20 years and the penalty for robbery 20 years, and watch how fast all that bull stops! Get tougher on crime! Jumping and Robbin people can become fatal real quick, no time for games!

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