Issue:  Vol. 48 / No. 11 / 15 March 2018

Man knocked out in Castro fight; bank robbed


Photo: Rick Gerharter

A man was knocked out in a fight with another man in San Francisco’s Castro district yesterday, and hours later, a bank was robbed in the same block.

The fight occurred when two men “were in line for food and got into a verbal argument” at 2 a.m. Wednesday, October 14 in the 400 block of Castro Street, according to Officer Albie Esparza, a police spokesman.

After the suspect punched the victim in the face twice, the victim fell to the ground, and the suspect struck him again. The victim, 55, “lost consciousness,” Esparza said, and the suspect, described only as a white male aged 20 to 30, fled the scene.

The victim was treated for lacerations to his face and hands and transported to San Francisco General Hospital.

Hours later, at 1:45 p.m. Wednesday in the 400 block of Castro, a man gave a bank teller a note apparently demanding money. The teller complied and the suspect fled, Esparza said.

The suspect, who made off with an unspecified amount of money, is described as a white male in his 40s.

No arrests have been reported in either case.

Anyone with information related to the cases may call the SFPD anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444 or text a tip to TIP411. Type SFPD in the subject line. The incident number for the assault is 150898361. The incident number for the bank robbery is 150899579.

— Seth Hemmelgarn, October 15, 2015 @ 2:03 pm PST
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