Two local robberies took place in cars last night, both of which left their victims uninjured and one of which led to an arrest.
At 2:30 this morning, a 40-year-old driver who had picked up three women and was accepting payment between 15th and 16th streets on Mission street. They paid in cash, and as the driver was giving them their change, he realized the money they had paid with was counterfeit. An argument broke out and one of the women began to brandish pepper spray. The driver was eventually knocked to the ground, and the women stole his wallet, containing cash and his drivers’ license. All three suspects fled.
Around 20 minutes later, a 19-year-old man was sitting in his car on 17th and South Van Ness streets when two men got in and restrained him. The suspects demanded his money and other belongings, but the man was able to break free and run away. Officers responding to the scene caught one suspect and arrested him, while the other is still on the run.
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 Recovery Center at UCSF.