A man robbed a tip jar from a business on Valencia Street on Wednesday morning, grabbing a woman’s arm and injuring it in the process. At 9:40 a.m., a man in his 40s went into a business on Valencia Street between 23rd and 24th streets, walked around the counter, and grabbed the arm of the 42-year-old woman behind the counter.
The suspect demanded cash from the woman and pulled her towards the cash register, but the woman refused. The suspect then grabbed the cash in the tip jar and left the business, fleeing southbound on Valencia Street.
The woman was injured but did not seek medical attention, and the police have not made an arrest.
Early Thursday morning at 2:10 a.m., three men in their early 20s pulled up alongside a 23-year-old man at the corner of 22nd and Bryant streets and robbed him at knifepoint. The three suspects left exited their car, a 2006 black Honda Civic, and put a knife against the victim’s back before removing his backpack. The victim tried to fight the suspects, but the three men fled in their car with the backpack — which had hair clippers and a cell phone inside.
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At 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, a 54-year-old woman was in her home on Dolores Street between 24th and 25th streets when she heard banging coming from downstairs. The woman went to check on the noise and saw that her front door had been opened. She then noticed that her laptop, a game console, and purse had been stolen. The police have no suspect and have not made an arrest.
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.