Issue:  Vol. 48 / No. 7 / 15 February 2018

Robberies, assaults reported in Castro, Dolores Park

Two people were robbed and two others were assaulted in incidents that occurred in San Francisco’s Castro neighborhood and Dolores Park in recent days.

The assaults included a man being beaten at 18th and Castro streets and another man getting stabbed with a fork.

Monday, March 20

The robbery in the Castro started at about 8:25 p.m. as the victim, 30, sat at a table at a coffee shop in the 4000 block of 18th Street, according to Officer Robert Rueca, a police spokesman. A man in his early 20s approached the victim and asked him something, then took the victim’s laptop and fled.

The victim chased the suspect and recovered his laptop. The thief got into a vehicle with two other suspects, and they fled south on Hartford.

The victim suffered non-life threatening injuries.

The first suspect was described as a black male. The second suspect was described as a Hispanic male aged 20 to 24. No description was available for the third suspect.

Sunday, March 19

At about midnight, a group of people “physically assaulted” a 20-year-old man at 18th and Castro, Rueca said. The victim, who had non-life threatening injuries, was taken to a hospital

Rueca didn’t offer details of how the victim was beaten, and no descriptions were available for the suspects.

Saturday, March 18

The suspect, a 43-year-old man, walked up to the victim, a 53-year-old man, and stabbed him with a fork at about 9 a.m. as the victim crossed the road in the 400 block of Sanchez Street. The victim was taken to a hospital and was in “stable” condition, Rueca said.

The suspect, described as a white male, was arrested, but Rueca declined to share his name or other information, citing pending identification matters.

Friday, March 17

Rueca said that at about 10:45 p.m., a man put down his camera “to look at a statue.” When he turned around, he saw a woman pick up the camera and pocket it. When the victim tried to get back his camera, she punched him.

The woman, 20, handed the camera to a man, 22, and they both fled east on 18th. The suspects were described as being Hispanic. No other details about them were available.

No injuries were listed for the victim, who’s 39.

— Seth Hemmelgarn, March 23, 2017 @ 7:27 pm PST
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