A 41-year-old man was parking his car on Mission Street between 23rd and 24th streets at 12:45 a.m. on Monday, February 8. One of four young men, some of them apparently teenagers, pretended to have been hit by the car. When the driver got out of his car to see what happened, an argument developed.
Meanwhile, a second youth jumped into the backseat of the car and took some cash from the victim. He then punched the victim in the face, leaving him with a cut over his eye, and the group fled eastbound on 24th Street. No arrests were made.
At 1 a.m. on Monday, a 34-year-old man was on his way to get some food near 16th and Shotwell streets when he was approached by a man in his 20s and a man in his 40s, who demanded money. The suspects then punched and pushed the victim, before pulling out a knife and cutting the victim in the stomach. The men grabbed the victim’s cash and fled on foot, evading arrest. The victim was transported to the hospital in non-life-threatening condition.
Shortly thereafter, at 1:30 a.m. on Monday, a man was walking on Cesar Chavez Street near Dolores Street when another man grabbed him from behind. A struggle ensued, and the suspect fled. Only later did the victim notice his wallet, containing his ID and some cash, was missing. No arrest was made, and the victim suffered scrapes on his chin and knee.
Sometime between 10:30 p.m. on Sunday and 8:30 a.m. on Monday, a 68-year-old man’s home on Fair Oaks Street between 24th and 25th streets was broken in to by an unknown suspect. The man awoke to find his garage had been opened and his bicycles, backpack and sleeping bags had been stolen.
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.