Police report two armed robberies occurred this weekend in the Mission District. In both, victims were held up at gunpoint.
Saturday around 10 p.m., two men in their twenties pulled up to the corner of 24th and York Streets in a black Toyota Corolla. One of the two approached a 21-year-old man who had been standing on that corner and pulled out a handgun and demanded the young-man give them his backpack. When the 21-year-old hesitated, one of the suspects struck him in the face multiple times. The two men took the 21-year-old’s backpack and money and fled the scene in their vehicle.
Not far away the following day, on 25th and York, another man was robbed by two suspects also carrying a gun. At 11:15 p.m. Sunday, the 36-year-old man was approached by the two unknown suspects, one of them holding a gun. The 36-year-old handed over his cell phone and the two men fled, heading east on 25th Street.
No arrests were 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.