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

Two pepper sprayed in Castro robbery

The 2200 block of Market Street. (Image: Google)

The 2200 block of Market Street. (Image: Google)

Two people were pepper sprayed and one of them was robbed early Sunday in San Francisco’s Castro district, according to police.

The incident occurred at 2:45 a.m. March 5 in the 2200 block of Market Street when the three suspects, who were leaving a business, asked the victims a question, police said. As one of the victims replied, one of the suspects pepper sprayed the pair and took a backpack from one of them.

The victim chased the three suspects and recovered his bag. The suspects fled in a vehicle.

The victim who was robbed, a 45-year-old man, sustained a non-life threatening injury, according to police.

The suspects were described only as two white males and a Hispanic male.

— Seth Hemmelgarn, March 8, 2017 @ 4:37 pm PST
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