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

Three robbed in incidents near Dolores Park, Castro

Three people have been robbed in separate incidents in San Francisco’s Dolores Park and Castro areas this week.

The most recent robbery occurred Wednesday morning, August 16, at 20th and Church streets, near the edge of the park. At about 2 a.m., three men surrounded another man and demanded his backpack. They hit the 34-year-old victim, causing him to fall to the ground, police said. The suspects then fled with the backpack, which contained a wallet, cellphone, and tablet computer.

The victim was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The suspects were described only as Hispanic.

Another robbery occurred at 1:10 a.m. Tuesday, August 15, when two men approached another man while he was walking near 17th and Church streets, which is a block away from the park.

One suspect held a gun up to the victim and demanded the victim’s backpack. The second suspect searched the victim and took the backpack, which contained a wallet, cellphone, and pocket knife, according to police. The suspects then fled the area.

The victim, who’s 28, wasn’t injured.

Police said the suspects were described as Hispanic males between the ages of 20 to 25.

The third robbery happened later Tuesday morning, at 3:50, when the suspect came out of a business in the 300 block of Castro Street and hugged the victim, who’d been standing outside.

Police said the suspect groped the victim, pulled the wallet from his pocket, stole money, and fled. The victim found his wallet with the money missing.

The suspect was described as a 30-year-old black male.

The victim, 38, wasn’t injured.

No arrests have been reported in any of the incidents.

— Seth Hemmelgarn, August 17, 2017 @ 11:08 am PST
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