Police report four robberies occurred in the Mission in the past two days, most of which left their victims uninjured.
At 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, a 38-year-old man was approached at 16th and Mission streets by two men around 25 years old. The men grabbed the victim’s gold necklace, yanked it off his neck, and fled the scene southbound on Mission Street. The victim was left with pain in his neck, but did not seek medical attention.
That night, at 11:28 p.m., a 45-year old man was walking on Capp Street between 21st and 22nd streets when four men in their 20s approached from behind. One of the suspects stepped in front of the victim and pointed a black semi-automatic handgun at him. The other three suspects then rifled through the victim’s pockets, stealing cash, and then took a gold chain from his neck. They fled on foot and no arrest was made.
One block east, on South Van Ness between 21st and 22nd streets, two men walked up to a 29-year-old man at 2:15 a.m. and pointed a handgun at him. The suspects took the victim’s cell phone. Apparently wanting more, the men then punched their victim in the chest and took his jacket and his keys. The suspects then fled the scene and no arrests were made.
Finally, at 4:10 a.m. on 19th and South Van Ness streets, two men in their 20s driving a black SUV drove up to a 32-year-old man jogging on the street. The suspects got out of the vehicle and asked the victim if a store was nearby. But it wasn’t directions they were after – they surrounded the victim and demanded his belongings. The men went through the victim’s clothing and took his smart phone, debit card, and cash before fleeing southbound toward Shotwell.
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.