San Francisco Police Department report that four robberies carried out with weapons ranging from fists to guns took place throughout this weekend. They were also on scene at a burglary attempt on 27th and Guerrero where the suspects left behind a 4-year-old child.
Just after 1 p.m. on Friday, a man in his late thirties told the teller at a bank at 22nd and Mission that he had a concealed gun. He filled a bag with money and ran, leaving the teller uninjured. Police were able to track the robber down and arrest him.
On Folsom Street between 14th and 15th at around 7 p.m. the same day, two women in their early thirties attempted to rob a store. A security guard stopped them, but the women kicked and punched him repeatedly before officers arrived on scene and took them into custody. The victim, though he complained of having pain, refused medical attention.
At South Van Ness and 19th street around 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, a 55-year-old man was walking north on South Van Ness when a light colored car pulled up next to him. The passenger got out, threatened the victim with a knife, and demanded, “Give me everything.” The robber took the victim’s cell phone and a wallet containing money, a driver’s license, and credit cards. The robber re-entered the car and was driven East down 19th street. No arrest was made.
Finally, a 22-year-old woman was robbed of her cell phone at just before 1 a.m. today. She was standing at 17th and Capp streets when a man estimated to be in his 20s approached here and pointed a handgun at her face. The man took her phone without injuring her and fled in a black sedan. No arrest was made.
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.
We’ll update this post with additional information as warranted.
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.