Man’s Throat Cut in Fight
A 41-year-old man was cut in the throat near the intersection of McCoppin and Valencia street sat 8:50 p.m. on Sunday night, police report. The victim, who was transported to the hospital in non-life threatening condition, was uncooperative with police, who report that the victim and a 30-year-old suspect got into a verbal argument that turned physical when the suspect procured a knife. The suspected was not arrested.
Armed bar robberies in Mission and Noe Valley
Two men armed with handguns barged into the Rite Spot, a bar at 17th and Folsom streets, at 10:38 p.m. on April 15 and attempted to rob the bar’s unsuspecting patrons. Police report that one of the suspects held the bar-goers at gunpoint while the second man attempted to rob them and the register, but was unsuccessful. The man then entered a back room of the bar where he located a safe and stole an undisclosed amount of money. While the bar’s patrons and staff were unharmed, police report that the suspects fled in an unknown direction and have made no arrests.
Friday night’s robbery follows a similar incident at a Noe Valley bar that was hit twice in the same week by armed robbers wearing ski masks in early April. Police have not confirmed whether the robberies are related.
Two Robberies and a burglary
Hours later, at 3:52 a.m. on Saturday, a 24-year-old man was robbed near 18th and Mission streets after giving another man money. The victim was standing on the sidewalk on Mission Street when he was approached by another man who asked him for money. As the 24-year-old handed over some change, the suspect pulled out a silver handgun and demanded all of the man’s belongings. The suspect fled on foot after taking the victim’s money and cell phone, and has not been arrested.
At 6:45 a.m. on Saturday, a computer was stolen from a residence at 21st and Valencia streets. The computer belonged to a 65-year-old man who was sleeping in his bedroom but awoke to noises in his home. When he went to investigate, the man noticed that his home computer was missing from the living room. The suspect remains unidentified and no arrest has been made.
A 42-year-old man was walking along 24th and Mission streets when a roughly 30-year-old man grabbed his backpack, pushed the victim to the ground, and stole his belongings. The attack occurred around 3:40 a.m. on Monday, and the victim was unharmed. The suspect fled with the backpack contianing the victim’s cell phone and money. Police have not made an arrest in the robbery.
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.