A man sleeping in a Mission District doorway was stabbed with an unidentified, sharp object early Wednesday morning. The 43-year-old man had been asleep near 16th and Mission streets but awoke sometime around 4:56 a.m. to pain in his back. The victim witnessed an unidentified man run from the scene before realizing that he was stabbed.
He was transported to a nearby hospital in stable condition, while his attacker remains at large.
Police reported a string of robberies on Tuesday and early Wednesday morning.
The first occurred near 15th and Bryant streets at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, when a 25-year-old female bank teller was robbed by a man estimated to be in his 20s. The suspect reportedly approached the victim, handed over a note, and demanded that she hand over money. The victim complied, and the suspect fled on foot, evading arrest.
At 3:14 a.m. on Wednesday, a 35-year-old man and a 29-year-old man were robbed of a lighter, Clipper card and bicycle near 19th and Folsom streets. The suspect were a group of three – two males in their late 40s and a 28-year-old female, who approached the victims and initially demanded money. When the 29-year-old victim refused, one of the suspects struck him with a stick. The suspects then stole the victims’ property and fled, evading arrest.
Minutes later, at 3:20 a.m., two unidentified suspects attacked and robbed a 38-year-old man near 19th and Church streets. The suspects fled with the victim’s wallet, cell phone and keys, and the victim was treated at a nearby hospital for minor injuries. No arrests have been reported in connection to the incident.
At 4:21 a.m. on Wednesday, a 29-year-old man was walking near Cesar Chavez and Mission streets was robbed at gunpoint. The suspect is a man estimated to be between 30 and 40 years old, and and managed to flee with the victim’s money. Police have not made an arrest in the robbery.