This weekend the Mission District had at least three robberies with deadly weapons and three assaults, according to a police department statement.
A little after 5 p.m. Friday, a 23-year-old man was walking along Folsom Street, near 20th Street, when a car, described as a newer silver two-door Dodge, pulled up next to him. The car’s driver yelled at the young man, who approached the vehicle. The driver revealed a handgun and demanded the young man’s cell phone which he handed over. The car then sped off.
A 40-year-old man was entertaining a group of associates at 26th and Hampshire Streets by playing music from his cellphone Saturday afternoon. Around 4:30 p.m., the man left the group to go use the restroom but when he returned one of the music-enjoying crew had taken his cellphone and wouldn’t give it back. When the man asked again the man holding the phone took out a knife, said he wouldn’t return it, then fled the scene.
On 17th Street near Harrison, two suspects described as 18 to 22 years-old stole a 44-year-old man’s backpack, clothing, and ID early Sunday morning. They approached the older man at around 2:30 a.m. with a handgun and he gave over his property before the two ran off.
A confrontation at a bar on Florida near Mariposa Streets ended with one man knocked unconscious Sunday night and two men taken away in handcuffs. Two men, both 28-years-old, choked and knocked over another 28-year-old who refused to leave the bar after being asked. The two men were detained by police following the incident.
Shortly before midnight Sunday, a 65-year-old man was struck over the head with a pipe when walking along Cesar Chavez Street near Hampshire. The suspect fled the scene. The man went to the hospital where a nurse also spotted stab wounds on the man’s chest. According to police, he’s in non-life-threatening condition.
On Mission Street near 26th, the weekend came to an unfortunate close for a man who was hit in the face numerous times by an unidentified assailant at around 2 a.m.. The man fell to the ground without ever seeing the suspect’s face. His injuries are non-life-threatening and there was no lost property.
If you have any information about any of the incidents described above you can leave an anonymous tip at Mission Station by calling 415-552-4558.
Crime is trauma and the county offers different services. Here is a link to a page of services.
Victims of violent crime can also contact the Trauma Recover Center at UCSF.