Issue:  Vol. 48 / No. 12 / 22 March 2018

Robberies, assault reported in Castro, Dolores Park areas

Photo: Rick Gerharter

Photo: Rick Gerharter

San Francisco police are investigating violent robberies and an assault that have occurred in the Castro district and near Dolores Park in recent days.

The robbery in the Castro happened at 1:26 a.m. Monday (January 30) at Hancock and Sanchez streets when the suspect asked the victim for money, Officer Giselle Talkoff, a police spokeswoman, said in a summary.

When the victim, 26, refused, the suspect pushed him and demanded the money. After the victim gave him cash, the suspect fled on foot.

Talkoff described the suspect only as a Hispanic male who appeared to be 26.

The assault occurred at 1:55 a.m. Saturday (January 28) at 18th and Castro streets. The victim’s friend was involved in a “verbal altercation,” police said. When the victim, 35, “tried to intervene,” Talkoff said, two men started hitting him.

The victim was taken to a hospital with “non-life threatening” injuries, according to Talkoff. One of the suspects was described as a Hispanic male. No description was available for the other suspect.

There was another robbery Thursday night (January 26) near Dolores Park.

At 6 p.m., police said, the victim was walking on 18th Street near Dolores Street when a man “approached him from behind,” demanded his property, and “threatened that he had a knife,” and stole his cellphone, wallet, backpack, and credit cards before fleeing.

The victim, 21, “never saw a knife,” Talkoff said.

The suspect was described as a Hispanic male between the ages of 25 and 30.

No arrests have been reported in any of the cases.


— Seth Hemmelgarn, February 1, 2017 @ 4:51 pm PST
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