In big cities, bike theft is pretty standard fare. But what about violent bike trailer theft?
At 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, a 40-year-old man experienced just that when another man approached him on Bryant Street, between Division Street and the freeway, and tried to take his bike trailer. The two men argued over the trailer — an attachment made for the back of a bike that often holds cargo or children — until the thief pulled out a knife.
Even in the face of a knife-wielding bandit, however, the victim didn’t surrender, still refusing to give up the trailer. The suspect then stabbed the victim in the thigh and cut his face, fleeing on foot without the trailer.
The victim was transported to San Francisco General Hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries. No arrests have been made.
Robbery Between Acquaintances
At 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, a 54-year-old man was walking on 16th and Bryant streets when a man around 30 years old, whom the 54-year-old knew vaguely, approached him and asked to borrow his phone. When the older man said no, the younger man struck him in the chest. He attempted to do so again, but the victim blocked the attack. The suspect then ran away with the victim’s belongings — including his wallet and phone — and fled the area.
No arrests have been 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.