Police officers talk and appear to search the car of an armed robbery suspect. Photo by Annika Hom, taken Aug. 26, 2022.

On Thursday at 4:26 p.m., San Francisco police officers chased and detained an armed robbery suspect near Garfield Park.

Officers said they “observed” a man who they suspected of armed robbery park his red sedan outside Rubin’s Market, a liquor store at Folsom and 26th streets. 

When the officers tried to detain the suspect, he ran, according to the police report. They successfully detained him a block away, the report said. 

Two SFPD vehicles, one unmarked police car and a paramedic van were parked a block east and just outside of Garfield Park at 5 p.m.. At least six officers were present.  

A woman nearby said she did not see the chase, but said in Spanish that she believed a gun was fired at some point. 

The suspect’s abandoned car, its trunk open, sat in front of Rubin’s Market at about 5 p.m. A San Francisco police car was parked directly behind the red sedan, and separate five officers stood by, talking. A woman on the corner, who declined to be named, confirmed it was an armed robbery situation but did not know where the robbery occurred. She declined to add more details. 

A man who asked not to be named said that sometimes folks get robbed at Garfield Park, though usually late at night. 

An employee at Rubin’s Market said he did not see anything, nor did he see a man with a gun. 

This story is breaking and may be updated.

Police officers and a paramedic appeared at a scene associated with an armed robbery suspect. Photo by Annika Hom, taken Aug. 26, 2022.

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REPORTER. Annika Hom is our inequality reporter through our partnership with Report for America. Annika was born and raised in the Bay Area. She previously interned at SF Weekly and the Boston Globe where she focused on local news and immigration. She is a proud Chinese and Filipina American. She has a twin brother that (contrary to soap opera tropes) is not evil.

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