Issue:  Vol. 48 / No. 8 / 22 February 2018

Man robs one woman, knocks down another on Castro dance floor

San Francisco police have arrested a man for robbing one woman and knocking down another on the dance floor of a Castro area club this morning (Wednesday, September 21).

According to police, the incident occurred at 1:15 a.m. at a club on the 2300 block of Market Street. The two women, ages 23 and 24, were on the dance floor when the man approached and took the phone out of the 24-year-old’s back pockets.

The women struggled with the suspect, who pushed the 23-year-old victim to the ground. The man, who’s also 23, fled and was subsequently arrested, police said. Neither the suspect’s name nor the name of the club have been released, and a police spokesman wasn’t available for comment this afternoon.

Greg Carey, chair of Castro Community on Patrol, said he wasn’t familiar with the incident, but dance floor pick pocketing is common.

“If someone sees a phone in a pocket or in someone’s hand, it’s pretty much a crime of opportunity,” he said.

— Seth Hemmelgarn, September 21, 2011 @ 7:08 pm PST
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