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Police report an attempted robbery and a robbery with a handgun took place in the Mission recently.

At 8:12 a.m. yesterday, a 40-year-old man walked into a store between Duboce and 14th Streets on Valencia. A woman in the store asked the man to leave, but the man took a muffin from one of the shelves and then made as if to walk out with it. The woman grabbed the muffin from him, and the suspect punched her in the face and fled, leaving the muffin behind and leaving the woman with a minor injury on her face.

Later, 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, two women in their early twenties were walking along 16th Street from Valencia when, at the intersection with Mission, a man in his late twenties approached them and said he wanted to ask them a question. When the women ignored him and walked away, he caught up to them, brandished a handgun, and demanded their belongings. One of the women fled, and the other victim handed over her cell phone, backpack, and a wallet containing two credit cards. The suspect walked away in the direction of Valencia Street.

No arrests were made in either of these cases.

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.

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