Issue:  Vol. 48 / No. 8 / 22 February 2018

Teen arrested in Castro robbery

San Francisco police arrested a Pinole, California man this morning (Friday, November 14) after he allegedly robbed another man in the gay Castro district.

Abraham Mendezortiz, 19, was booked on suspicion of robbery, possession of stolen property, and a couple of traffic warrants, according to Officer Grace Gatpandan, a San Francisco Police Department spokeswoman.

The incident occurred at 12:15 a.m. at Market and Castro streets when Mendezortiz approached the victim, a 35-year-old man, and demanded his cellphone, wallet, and keys, police said. He then fled on foot but was soon apprehended.

When he was arrested, Mendezortiz had someone else’s cellphone, wallet with cards and identification, and an electronic adapter.

The victim’s finger was cut during the incident, according to police. There was also a second victim, a 37-year-old woman. Police didn’t indicate she was injured.

According to the sheriff’s department, Mendezortiz was booked at 5:48 a.m. and is in custody on $100,708 bail. If the district attorney’s office decides to press charges, he likely won’t be arraigned until early next week.

Gatpandan said she couldn’t yet release Mendezortiz’s booking photo.

— Seth Hemmelgarn, November 14, 2014 @ 10:56 am PST
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