18-year-old escapes kidnapper in SF Mission

Photo by Lola M. Chavez

An 18-year-old woman was briefly held captive in a man’s car in an incident that unfolded on 21st and Folsom streets at 2:03 a.m. on Wednesday.

The woman had met up with an unidentified 24-year-old man and gotten into his car, but when she tried to leave, the suspect wouldn’t let her. Eventually the woman spotted some police officers, escaped the car, and went to the officers for help.

The suspect then fled the scene, and was not arrested, though his car and a handgun were later located by officers. The victim was uninjured.

Robbery

At 2:15 a.m. on Wednesday, two men and a woman estimated to be in their 20s drove up to two men, aged 30 and 53, who were walking to their car on 24th and Harrison streets. The trio got out of their car, and one pointed a gun at the two men. The suspects took the victim’s money, cell phones, licenses, and a speaker, then got back into their car and fled the scene.

No arrest was made and the victims suffered no injuries.

Burglary

A man broke into an apartment on Mission Street between 14th and 15th streets on Monday evening while the resident was in the bathroom. The woman walked out of her bathroom just before 9 a.m. only to find her backpack, containing her wallet and some paperwork, gone.

Recent calls for service to police can be found on CrimeMapping.

Crime is trauma and the county offers different services, which can be found hereVictims of violent crime can also contact the Trauma Recovery Center at UCSF.

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