Since Tuesday, the San Francisco Police Department reports that the Mission saw five robberies in which a knife and a gun were used, one purse snatch, and two break-ins. Police made one arrest, and although some of the victims were injured no one suffered major wounds and no one was taken to the hospital.
On Tuesday, a 28-year-old woman arrived at her home on Mission and 17th Streets around 5:30 p.m. The woman put her baby to bed and left her phone and wallet in the room. When she returned, the bedroom window was open and her belongings were gone. No arrests have been made, and she suffered no injuries.
Also on Tuesday night, a 32-year-old woman arrived at her home on Guerrero and 17th Streets around 9 p.m. She closed her garage door, and went inside. Sometime between 9 p.m. and 6:15 a.m., someone opened the garage door and took a bicycle tire. There were no signs of forced entry. No arrests were made; the suspect fled in an unknown direction.
Wednesday, at around 6:12 a.m., a 39-year-old man was driving when he pulled over on Mariposa and Potrero Avenues to use his cell phone. While he was parked, a black four-door sedan pulled over beside him, blocking his car. The passenger in the black sedan jumped out of the car with a gun in hand and robbed the victim. The suspects fled in the black car but were later arrested and taken into custody. The victim’s belongings — his commercial driver’s license, two cell phones and his wallet, where he had several credit cards — have not been recovered.
A 24-year-old woman was sitting by a planter box on 23rd and Harrison Streets Wednesday when a man between the ages of 25 and 32 approached her and pushed her. The woman fell and hurt her hip. The suspect took her purse, where she had her wallet with money, an American and an Italian passport, various cards, and perfume. The man fled and no arrests were made. The woman complained of pain to the hip, but she refused to receive medical attention.
Also on Wednesday, at around 9:45 p.m., a 42-year-old man was on 24th and Treat Avenue when a woman in her 20s approached him, brandishing a knife and demanding that he give her money. The man complied and the woman fled. No arrests have been made. The man was not injured.
At around 1:35 a.m. Thursday morning, a man approached a 26-year old on 18th and Sycamore Streets and pushed him with his hands. The 26-year-old fell, and the suspect took his phone and wallet, then fled. The victim suffered no injuries. No arrests were made.
Later in the morning, at around 3 a.m. on 16th and Mission Streets, three men approached a 27-year-old from behind. One of the suspects punched the man in the face and took his phone, wallet, and keys. The three suspects fled. No arrests have been made. The victim refused to be taken to the hospital for a bruised face.
Meanwhile, at 2:15 a.m. Thursday on 24th and Bartlett, a 20-year-old man with a knife approached a 36-year-old woman. The man pointed the knife at the woman and demanded she give him her money. She complied and he fled on foot. No arrests have been made. The woman was not injured.
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.