Police report four robberies in the Mission in two days, three of which involved a firearm.

Two men in hoodies approached a 25-year-old man at 16th and Mission streets at 4:20 p.m. on November 4, demanding that he give up his property. The victim complied, and the suspects were able to flee on foot after stealing the man’s wallet and and phone.  No arrest was made.

Later that evening, at 9:30 p.m., another 25-year-old man was robbed of his belongings, this time at 24th and Capp streets. The suspects are described as two males, ages 20-25, who approached the victim while he was walking and then restrained him.  One of the suspects then went through his pockets, retrieving his wallet, money, and ID card. The victim was not injured, and the suspects fled on foot.

Also on November 4, a man between the ages of 20-30 walked into a business near 24th and Folsom streets carrying a handgun. He pointed the gun at a 45-year-old man who was working in the store and stole the victim’s laptop.  The robber was not identified.

At 22nd and Harrison streets on November 5, a 32-year-old man was robbed at gunpoint at 10:50 p.m. The suspects were two men, estimated to be between 30-35 years old, who approached the victim, one from the front and the other coming up on him from behind.  The victim was punched in his face from the suspect behind him, while the other suspect held a gun to his face and demanded that the man give up his backpack, wallet, laptop, smart phone and cash.  Both of the suspects were able to flee the scene, and the victim suffered a bruise to his face. 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.

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    1. Are you implying that evicting all the remaining hispanic families will reduce crime entirely? You sound like a racist

  1. This has to stop!

    On one hand, we have newcomers that are improving the streets of the Mission by bringing in bookstores, restaurants, and positive energy to the Mission. They are improving the Mission, which is needed! Old bars that use to be shady with drug dealing, etc is now closed and is either a bookstore, a smoothie shop, or something positive. Nevertheless, all this positivity is being ruined by young punks that like to mess with people that aren’t contributing to the negative activity of the mission.

    Then we have others that are stating that the Mission is losing its culture due to the decline of the latinos and somehow the tech movement is ruining the neighborhood. It all has to end! A lot of these young kids are creating an unsafe environment because their violence or “pride” is being glamorized by other young men, and yes even the “gang members” that still exist because they have yet to realize that they can live above the stereotype! As a resident and Latino of the Mission for almost three decades, I am embarrassed by the actions of these young men that don’t seek out opportunities that are available to them. I understand that everyone is upset about the housing situation but crime is an issue that is ignored and needs to be resolved otherwise crime will continue inside/outside the new development housings areas.

    (1) Irish immigrants were the first to settle in the Mission and (2) Instead of culture, we need to focus on crime (3) What good is it if we have new affordable housing and opportunities but we cannot enjoy our own neighborhood? (4) As a latino, be proud of your culture but be productive by helping the lost young men from these acts of violence don’t admire the “brotherhood” or “lifestyle” that some of these young men live for! Or be a part of the positive opportunities that have been established (5) Every resident in this area deserves a healthy, positive, productive, and safe environment.

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