Issue:  Vol. 48 / No. 11 / 15 March 2018

SF police investigate robbery incidents

San Francisco police are investigating robbery-related incidents that occurred in the Castro district and near the Duboce Triangle area Wednesday.

A bank was targeted in one case, while the other involved a woman who fled into a medical marijuana dispensary.

At 10:22 a.m., a man handed a note to a bank teller in the 2200 block of Market Street “demanding money,” Officer Albie Esparza, a police spokesman, said in a summary of the October 21 incident.

The teller, a 23-year-old woman, put an undisclosed amount of money in a bag for the suspect, who fled with it.

The robber is described as a 35-year-old black male.

Esparza didn’t say which bank was robbed. The only bank in that block appears to be Wells Fargo Home Mortgage at 2258 Market. No one there was immediately available by phone today (Thursday, October 22).

Also Wednesday, at 2:15 p.m. in the 500 block of Fourteenth Street, a man approached a woman in her 20s, produced two handguns, and threatened her. The woman “ran back into the cannabis club and called police,” Esparza said.

The suspect is a black male age 20 to 25. His vehicle was described as a gray four-door Nissan Maxima.

Esparza didn’t include the name of the pot club in his summary.

A man who answered the phone at the Love Shack Cooperative marijuana dispensary, at 502 14th Street, said he didn’t know about the incident.

Anyone with information related to the cases may call the SFPD anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444 or text a tip to TIP411. Type SFPD in the subject line. The incident number in the bank robbery is 150919973. The incident number for the attempted robbery is 150921213.

— Seth Hemmelgarn, October 22, 2015 @ 10:57 am PST
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