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

Suspects sought in Castro robberies

Photo: Rick Gerharter

Photo: Rick Gerharter

San Francisco police are seeking suspects in two recent robberies in the city’s Castro district.

The latest incident occurred at 2:17 a.m. Wednesday. The victim was standing at Castro and 18th streets when the suspect pushed him and took his cellphone, Officer Carlos Manfredi, a police spokesman, said in a summary.

The victim, 30, wasn’t injured. The suspect is described only as a 30-year-old Hispanic male.

The other incident happened at 2:10 a.m. Saturday, a block away from Wednesday’s robbery.

Manfredi said that the female suspect approached a woman at 19th and Castro streets and “struggled” with her for her purse. The male suspect “held a handgun and [the victim] heard a click.” She released her purse and other property. The suspects fled eastbound on 19th.

The 26-year-old victim wasn’t injured. Her purse, wallet, cellphone, and keys were taken.

The suspects are described only as African Americans who are both in their 30s.

Anyone with information in the cases may call the SFPD anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444. People may also text a tip to TIP411. Type SFPD in the subject line. The incident number in Wednesday’s robbery is 160 624 275. The number for Saturday’s robbery is 160 612 866.

— Seth Hemmelgarn, August 3, 2016 @ 1:09 pm PST
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