A man and a woman, both 23, were attacked and robbed while walking eastbound near 15th and Mission streets at 2:00 a.m. on Wednesday. Two men, one estimated to be in his early 20’s and the other in his early 30’s, snuck up behind the unsuspecting victims, throwing the male victim to the ground where they then punched and kicked him repeatedly before taking his wallet. The victim managed to flee the scene, but left the female victim behind as he did so.
When reporting the incident to the police, the man had no knowledge of her condition, but complained of ankle pain. He refused to seek medical treatment, while his attackers evaded arrest.
Cell Phone Theft Ends with Arrest
Minutes after midnight on Thursday, a 28-year-old man walking along 19th and Lexington streets was confronted by a 43-year-old man, who came up behind the younger man and punched him in the head. Taken aback, the victim dropped his cell phone, which the attacker swooped up from the ground before fleeing the scene. The robber was later apprehended by police and the victim’s cell phone was recovered.
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.