Attempted Dolores Park bike robbery foiled by cops

Police arrested five people in Dolores Park yesterday for attempting to rob someone of their bike.

The suspects, five people of unknown age, approached their victim in the park at 4:44 p.m., according to police. The bike owner took out a knife and slashed one of the would-be robbers on the arm.

Details of the incident were sparse — no description of the victim was given and it’s unclear if the victim fled the scene.

Officers detained all five suspects. One of the suspects sustained a non-life-threatening injury. 

Police have maintained daily presence in Dolores Park since an Aug. 3 shooting that injured three people, though it’s unclear whether the arrest was due to the increased police presence. 

Pepper spray incident

Hoodline reports eight people were affected by what police thought to be the use of pepper spray at a Burger King at 16th and Mission streets Wednesday morning. One was sent to the hospital, while the rest were treated on scene.

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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