Robberies and thefts plagued the Mission this weekend, according to police reports.
On Sunday evening at 10 p.m., a 66-year-old woman living on South Van Ness between 16th and 17th streets heard a knock at her door. When she opened it, a 49-year-old man reached in, pulled her hair, and held a lighter to her face, telling her to let him in. The woman complied, only to have the man steal her oxygen tank. Police were able to arrest and book the suspect and recover the victim’s oxygen tank.
Friday at 4:40 p.m. at a store between 22nd and 23rd streets on Mission street, three men in a gold 4D SUV Crossover pretended to have a handgun and took some clothing. They walked out of the store, got in their car, and drove away southbound on Mission street. No arrest was made.
Later, at around 11 p.m., near Mission and 21st streets, a 37-year-old man was walking on the sidewalk when he suddenly felt a thump on the back of his head. Three men had approached him from behind and hit him, sending him falling to the ground. The men then proceeded to punch and kick him in the head and face. The men took the victim’s cell phone and money before fleeing. No arrests were made.
The next evening, at 9:15 p.m. on Mission between 19th and 20th streets, a man in his twenties driving a grey 1990-2000 GMC Yukon approached at 28-year-old man walking on the street. The suspect pulled up, punched the victim in the face, took his phone, and fled northbound on Mission street. No arrest was made.
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.