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Teenager robbed in Dolores Park by mob of 12

Police report a 17-year-old male was robbed by a band of 12 unknown suspects at Dolores Park on Wednesday between 2 p.m. and 6:35 p.m., hours when police patrol the park. The group of 12 suspects approached the teenager in the park, assaulted him, and took his belt, phone and wallet. The band of suspected robbers fled in an unknown...

SFPD puts more officers on foot patrols to curb car break-ins

Six weeks after a Cadillac Escalade was robbed at an Ocean Beach parking lot, the San Francisco Police Department put out a press release asking anyone with information to speak up. Stolen in the Aug. 24 smash-and-grab was some $900,000 worth of jewelry. The prospects of bringing the thieves to justice aren’t promising. Moreover, at the beginning of the year,...

Three robberies in one evening in SF Mission District

Police reported that three robberies occurred in the Mission District on Wednesday night. A 37-year-old woman was robbed at gunpoint on Liberty Street between Guerrero and Valencia streets at 7:27 p.m. It’s unclear how, but the victim sustained non-life-threatening injuries, for which she was treated at the scene. The robbers, two men of unknown age, ran away and then fled...

Laptop with “sensitive material” on homicides stolen from DA employee’s car

Car break-ins in San Francisco have reached epidemic proportions, and city employees aren’t immune. Now it’s the Office of the District Attorney’s turn. Thankfully, it wasn’t a gun stolen from a car this time. But the item lost to a burglar or burglars is tied to San Francisco homicides. An alert sent to San Francisco police officers this week noted...

Pair of San Francisco 49ers players outthink, outrun would-be armed robbers

Hours after a close loss on the football field to the Washington Redskins, two San Francisco 49ers players managed to stave off a second loss — at gunpoint. Early Monday morning, linebackers Ray-Ray Armstrong and Reuben Foster were at the Love and Propaganda nightclub, located 85 Campton Place, when the Foster noticed a white Audi with tinted windows repeatedly casing...

SF Mission’s Wild Pepper Chinese restaurant burglarized

Wild Pepper, a Chinese restaurant on 26th Street and San Jose Avenue, was burglarized at 7:36 a.m. Sunday, according to the restaurant’s owners. Owner See Louie said he came to the restaurant around 9 a.m. to find the restaurant’s safe broken into and several pieces of artwork missing. He said the safe contained several days’ worth of cash revenue. He...

Visitors face auto burglaries and discover SF not as safe as they thought

Covering the Police is a collaboration with UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism. The headlines have raged: SF car break-ins up 31 percent, nearly triple in 5 years, read one. Still, few tourists seem aware that all it takes for an auto burglar to take computers, cameras and whatever else is lying around a locked car is to smash the window...

Charges filed following SF Excelsior gambling den raid

A group of men and women who were arrested in connection with an illegal gambling den earlier this month have each been charged with a felony and two misdemeanor counts, San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón announced Thursday. The defendants — Kenneth Gurriere, 56, Richard Mohler, 34, Malcolm Brian Vasquez, 49, and Marjorie Delacruz, 49 — have been charged with felony...

Three robberies in the three days in SF Mission

A 17-year-old man lost his cell phone, wallet and baseball cap to a mob of four men who threatened him with a knife at 16th and Mission streets at 3:30 in the afternoon Wednesday. After robbing the young man of his possessions, the men — all believed to be in their 20s — absconded into the BART station. The young...

Shots fired in front of SF Mission’s Bernal Dwellings

A 20-year-old man was shot at but not injured Monday around 11:10 p.m. in front of Bernal Dwellings, a housing complex at Cesar Chavez and Harrison streets. The victim was walking down the street when the two men, whose descriptions police have not provided, used a handgun to fire “several shots” at him. One person was arrested, but it’s unclear...

Citizen ideal for crime watchers, but not crime stoppers — by design

Let’s say you’re at work and your phone buzzes. You pick it up expecting your 100th email or text notification of the day and instead read: “NEARBY! Burglary at [Your address].” That’s the alert I got from Citizen, an app that notifies you about crimes in your area. In my experience, can be anything within a two-mile radius or so....

Passenger shoots another driver’s car in SF Mission road rage incident

A man shot at a car, four people were robbed and two were knocked out over the Thanksgiving holiday, according to a crime recap from San Francisco Police. Shots Fired Road rage escalated to a shooting early Friday morning on 18th and Guerrero streets. Just before 2 a.m., the passenger of a vehicle driving near 18th and Guerrero streets leaned...

Man dragged while stopping carjacker, woman attacked with hammer in SF Mission

A 56-year-old man was arrested on Friday afternoon at a gas station at Cesar Chavez Street and Potrero Avenue for trying to steal a man’s car while he was paying for gas. The victim, 54, had left his keys in his car while he was paying for the gas. The suspect jumped into the car and started to drive away....

Four violent robberies in one night in SF Mission

Police say that an “unknown” number of “juveniles” attacked a 41-year-old man and stole his laptop on a Muni bus stopped at 16th and Mission streets at around 3 p.m. Thursday. The band of young marauders hit the suspect, took his backpack containing the laptop, and fled the bus. The man was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. No...

Five robberies over the weekend in SF Mission

A 32-year-old suspected robber was arrested after his victim chased him down and called the police. It all went down at Mission and Sycamore streets around 10:28 p.m. Friday, when the 36-year-old male victim was approached by three suspects. The first suspect, the man who was later arrested, put a knife to the victim as two others — whose descriptions...