Early Wednesday morning, a man was threatened with a knife by a group of four men and women before being chased in a car and pepper sprayed by the group, who took the man’s cell phone, cash, and credit card.
The 37-year-old man was near 22nd Street and South Van Ness Avenue near 4 a.m. when a 21-year-old man approached him and pulled out a knife, demanding his property. The victim refused and ran away.
At the same time, a group of three women aged 19 to 24 were in a nearby car and picked up the suspect before driving to chase down the victim. The group of four all exited the car when they caught up with the running victim. One of the women pepper sprayed the victim before the group rifled through his pockets, taking his belongings.
The group then got back in their car and drove away. The police have not made an arrest.
Late Tuesday, at 11:15 p.m., a 22-year-old woman was crossing the street near 23rd and Alabama streets when two men 25 years old ran up behind her, pushed her to the ground, and took her purse and cash. They then fled northbound on Alabama Street. The police have not made an arrest.
A man was knocked out with a glass bottle late Sunday night, in a robbery just reported by police. The 35-year-old victim was walking home near 28th and Guerrero streets at 6 a.m. when he hear someone approaching behind him. The man turned and was hit with a bottle, falling on his arm and passing out. A moment later, the victim awoke to find his cell phone and money missing.
He did not see any suspects, though the police report two unknown male suspects involved. The victim was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, and the police 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.