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

Police seek hatchet-carrying, gender non-conforming robbery suspect

San Francisco police are seeking a hatchet-carrying, gender non-conforming person who stole a purse from a downtown Bloomingdale’s Monday

According to a summary from Officer Albie Esparza, a police spokesman, the suspect walked into the department store at Westfield Mall, 845 Market Street, at 1:10 p.m. and took the handbag.

When security approached the suspect, the thief produced a weapon, which Esparza described as an ax or “short hatchet,” out of their bag and threatened the security personnel.

The victim, 27, backed off and the suspect fled on a bicycle.

The suspect is in their 40s, is six feet tall, and weighs less than 200 pounds.

Although Esparza described the suspect as transgender, it’s not possible to tell for sure if that’s how the suspect identifies, and if the suspect identifies as male or female. Esparza didn’t immediately respond to an email asking whether the suspect was dressed as a man or woman.

— Seth Hemmelgarn, November 4, 2015 @ 5:08 pm PST
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