In December we reported on a violent carjacking that took place in the heart of the Castro, November 30th on Hartford Street. SFPD have finally released a sketch of one of the suspects.
In the attack two men, Rene Sedivy, 41 and his 21 year old, unidentified companion were, according to police reports: held up at gun point, taken hostage, held against their will, had their lives threatened if they resisted, cell phones stolen and Sedivy was pistol whipped twice before their assailants released both men on Noe St. less than a mile from where their nightmare began.
Mr. Sedivy went to General Hospital for treatment of a broken nose and fractured skull. He later described the two assailants as African Americans, both about 5'9" and wearing hoodies.
Take a look at the sketch at the top of the post. Do you recognize this man? If so call SFPD Sergeant Alicia Castillo at 415-558-5400.
Too freaked out to get involved but know something that could help? Call the information you have in anonymously to the Mission Station's confidential tip line, 415-552-4558.
According to police statistics there were over 800 crimes of every imaginable sort in the Castro Village within a one mile radius in 2012. The only way we as a community can start to push back to this ongoing issue is to report what we see and get involved.
Take off your headphones, pluck out the ear buds, keep you head out of your tech, walk with friends and be aware of your surroundings are always the first simple steps to avoid becoming a victim of crime.