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

Two robbed in Castro incidents

One man was abducted and robbed and another was held up at an ATM in separate incidents early Sunday morning in San Francisco’s Castro district.

In the first incident, the victim was walking near 17th and Noe streets at 1:30 a.m. when the suspects’ vehicle approached him. One suspect demanded the victim’s money, but he said, “No,” according to police.

Another suspect got out of the vehicle and forced the victim to get into the backseat, police said. The suspect then drove the victim several blocks to an ATM, but the victim still refused to hand over his money.

When the suspect told the victim to empty out his pockets, he gave him his cash, cellphone, and keys. The suspects fled in their light-colored, four-door vehicle, and the victim later discovered that his truck had been stolen, according to police.

The suspects are described as a Hispanic male between the ages of 25 and 30 and a Hispanic female who appeared to be 28.

The victim, who’s 29, wasn’t injured. No arrests have been reported.

The second incident occurred at about 2:20 a.m. Police said the victim was getting money out of an ATM in the 2300 block of Market Street when another man approached him from behind, “simulated a handgun in his jacket,” and demanded the victim’s money.

The victim complied and the suspect fled in a yellow taxi that was last seen traveling eastbound on 16th Street.

The 25-year-old victim wasn’t injured. The suspect is described as a black male who’s between the ages of 35 and 40.

No arrests have been reported.

— Seth Hemmelgarn, July 24, 2017 @ 4:52 pm PST
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