Crime Recap

At around 3:15 Thursday morning, a middle-aged man and two young friends were robbed at knifepoint at Dolores Park near 19th and Church streets. Three people — two men and a woman in their twenties — robbed the middle-aged man while one of the suspects brandished a knife at him.

The knife-wielding suspect then found a new victim, who called to a nearby friend for help. The suspect became confused, so the victim and friend took the opportunity to run away up the MUNI tracks. They were chased by the three suspects. The victim fell while running — the suspect with the knife caught up and robbed them.

The friend didn’t let it go without a fight — elbowing the second suspect while being chased and getting into a physical altercation with two of the suspects before all three fled the scene together. No arrests have been made.

Three hours later, at 20th and Harrison, a woman was stabbed in the leg by a machete. She had been approached from behind by a man who said something in Spanish that she didn’t understand. The suspect then stabbed her in the leg, ripped out her lip ring and jumped into a four-door sedan to flee the scene. No arrest has been made. The victim was taken to San Francisco General Hospital by a good samaritan. Her injuries are non-life- threatening.

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  1. City

    3 in the morning at DP..,sound like a drug deal gone bad..,fucking junkies!!!

  2. mission resident

    Anyone caught robbing folks on the street with a weapon should get an automatic 5 years in jail AND/OR $50,000 fine. I think the fine is better as our jails are overcrowded and only make people worse individuals than before they arrived. Maybe garnish there wages by 20% every year until it’s paid off. Remember, no one ever gets caught on their first robbery. Those that get caught have probably already robbed a bunch of other people. There is nothing more frightening than being scared to walk around in your own neighborhood. Of course, SF doesn’t like to punish criminals so this probably would never happen.

    • John

      There is statutory extra time for any crime where a firearm is carried regardless of whether it is used at all, or even shown.

      That should clearly also apply to a knife or other weapon. Personally I’d like to see the add-on as being 10 years with no possibility of parole.

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