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

Robberies hit Castro, Duboce Triangle

Three people were robbed in San Francisco’s Castro and Duboce Triangle neighborhoods in recent days.

The latest incident occurred at 6:35 p.m. Monday, May 1 on a Muni train at Church and Market streets, in the Castro.

The victim was on the train using his cellphone, police said. When the train stopped, the suspect and victim struggled over the phone. The suspect overpowered the victim and got off the train, then fled on foot with the phone.

The victim, 25, suffered non-life threatening injuries. The suspect was described only as a black male between the ages of 15 and 18.

Another man was robbed Friday night, April 28, in the Duboce Triangle area. According to police, the two suspects approached the 29-year-old victim, grabbed his cellphone, and took it before fleeing the scene on foot. One of the suspects dropped the phone and continued to run away. The victim recovered his phone.

Police described the suspects only as two Latino males who appeared to be 20 years old.

A third robbery occurred early Wednesday morning, April 26, at 18th and Castro streets in the Castro.

At about 1 a.m., three male suspects approached the victim from behind, pushed him against a wall, took his cellphone and wallet, and then fled on foot, police said.

The victim, who’s 41, wasn’t injured. No descriptions were available for the suspects.

— Seth Hemmelgarn, May 3, 2017 @ 12:53 pm PST
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