Two Officers Injured, Two Armed Robberies


Two officers were injured Sunday afternoon when they attempted to catch a suspect fleeing in his car on Castro St., according to the weekend police report.

One was dragged by the vehicle and it is unclear how the second officer was injured. Both officers were treated on the scene for minor injuries. The suspect is still at large.

Early Saturday morning in incidents less than two hours apart, two people were accosted by a suspect with a handgun. It is unclear if the two hold-ups are related.

At 3:30 a.m. on Saturday, a 61-year-old man on 24th Street near South Van Ness was held up by a 20-something suspect who threatened the victim with a handgun and told him to hand over his property.

The victim said he had nothing. The suspect fired the handgun and then fled on 24th Street. No arrests were made and there were no apparent injuries.

At 4:15 a.m. just after a few blocks away,  a suspect—there was no description—confronted a 25-year-old woman at 23rd and Shotwell streets.

He pulled out a silver handgun, according to the police report, and put it against her side.

He then knocked her to the ground, ripped the bag off her shoulder and fired a shot in the air. The suspect fled on foot with her messenger bag, cell phone and wallet. The woman was treated for minor injuries.

Other incidents on Saturday

At 8 p.m. Saturday on the 400 block of Castro near Market, a 50-year-old woman saw a 20-40-year-old suspect stealing candy. When she told him to stop, he ran toward her, knocked her down and continued out the store.

No arrests have been made. The victim was treated at Kaiser for a cut on her head.


At 4 a.m. on Sunday at 16th and Mission streets, two men jumped a 24-year-old man, knocking him to the ground and then taking off with his cell phone and ring and heading toward 17th Street.


The 39-year-old woman woke up Friday morning at 4:30 a.m. to noise and discovered a 30-something woman at the top her stairs. What was she doing there? She had to use the lady’s room, she told the tenant.

The victim allowed her to use the bathroom, but noticed after she left that she had taken a floral spray with her. No arrests have been made.

Crime is trauma and the county offers different services. Here is a link to a page of services.

Victims of violent crime can contact the Trauma Recover Center at UCSF.

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One Comment

  1. Mister Big

    Seems like it would be easy for SFPD to have a few undercover people walking around pretending to talk on cell phones in the early morning hours, easily drawing the perps who commit these kinds of crimes. But maybe they are busy doing nothing.

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