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

Man robbed near Castro restaurant

A man was robbed in San Francisco’s Castro neighborhood Tuesday night as he left a restaurant, according to San Francisco police.

The March 24 incident happened at 8 p.m. when the man, 19, was leaving a restaurant at 17th and Market streets and putting his wallet in his backpack, Officer Albie Esparza, a police spokesman, said today (Thursday, March 26).

The suspect approached the man, shoved him, and grabbed his backpack before fleeing on foot, Esparza said.

Besides the victim’s backpack, his money and books were also stolen. The man wasn’t injured. Esparza didn’t disclose which restaurant the man had been leaving.

The suspect, described only as a black male in his 20s, hasn’t been arrested.

Anyone with information about the incident may call the police department’s anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444. People may also text a tip to TIP411. Type SFPD in the subject line. The incident number is 150 262 675.

— Seth Hemmelgarn, March 26, 2015 @ 4:51 pm PST
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