Issue:  Vol. 48 / No. 3 / 18 January 2018

Man pepper sprayed, hit with bat; another robbed at gunpoint in Duboce Triangle incidents

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Duboce Avenue at Castro Street. Image: Google

A 27-year-old man was pepper sprayed and hit with a bat and a 25-year-old man was robbed at gunpoint in recent incidents in San Francisco’s Duboce Triangle district, according to police.

The most recent incident occurred at about 1:50 a.m. Wednesday (April 12) at Castro Street and Duboce Avenue, near Duboce Park, when one man pepper sprayed the victim while another man hit the victim’s hand. Police indicated the second man used a bat to hit the victim.

“No words were exchanged,” police said, and the two suspects and a third man fled the area on foot.

The victim, who suffered non-life threatening injuries, was taken to a hospital.

Police described the suspects only as black males.

Nothing was taken from the victim during the incident.

The robbery occurred at 2:15 a.m. Friday (April 7) in the 100 block of Noe Street, near 14th Street.

According to police, as the victim was walking, a man “pushed him to the gourd and pointed a gun at him.” A woman went through the victim’s pockets and took his cellphone, wallet, ID, and credit cards. The two suspects and a third person fled westbound on Noe in a vehicle.

The victim wasn’t injured.

Two of the suspects were described as Hispanic males, and the female suspect was also Hispanic. Police didn’t provide further details.

— Seth Hemmelgarn, April 12, 2017 @ 12:33 pm PST
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