Tenderloin Crime: BART Platform Attack, Life-Threatening Stabbing, T-Shirt Robbery, More

While we don't report on every crime, we do our best to keep you informed of major crimes and safety concerns in the neighborhood. Here's a selection of crimes reported in and around the Tenderloin during the past two weeks. All details are pulled from the SFPD's daily crime recaps, unless otherwise noted.

Woman attacked, robbed from behind

Just after midnight this morning, a 22-year old woman was walking along the unit block of Turk Street when a suspect approached her from behind, started punching her and stole her property, including clothes. The victim was transported to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. No arrest has been made.

Man robbed at gunpoint while waiting for ride

Around 3:30am on January 23rd, a 30-year-old man was waiting for a ride to pick him up on the corner of Ellis and Larkin streets, when he was approached by three male suspects aged 25-28. One suspect pointed a gun at the victim while the other two went through his pockets and stole his money and cell phone. No arrest has been made. 

Woman pistol-whipped, robbed in Civic Center Plaza

In Civic Center Plaza around 5:30pm on January 22nd, a 53-year-old woman was approached by another woman in her early 20s, who brandished a gun in her waistband. The victim pushed the suspect, provoking her to pull out her gun and hit the victim, who lost consciousness. When the victim came to, her money was missing and the suspect was not to be found. 

Woman stabs another woman with sharp object after argument

Around 11:10pm on January 22nd, a 36-year-old woman got into a verbal argument at Hyde and Larkin streets with another woman in her 30s, who used a sharp object to stab the victim. The victim was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, and no arrest has been made.

Stabbing leaves victim in life-threatening condition

A life-threatening stabbing occurred around 4:35pm on January 20th. The victim, a 20-year-old man, was walking near the intersection of Grove and Market streets when he noticed another man in his late 20s. Police say that after they “exchanged words,” the suspect stabbed the victim, who was taken to the hospital with a life-threatening knife wound. There has been no update on the status of the victim and the suspect remains at large.

Man robbed after having shirt pulled over his head

Just before 4:30am on January 18th, a man was walking on the 500 block of Mason Street when another man pulled his T-shirt up over his head, punched him several times, injured his face and stole his cell phone. The phone was recovered shortly thereafter, but the suspect has not been identified.

Man robbed during fight

Two men got in a fight near the intersection of Ellis and Jones streets around 11pm on January 17th. After the suspect left the scene, the victim, a 48-year-old man, realized his money and cell phone had been stolen. His property has not been recovered.

Store robbed at knifepoint on Golden Gate Avenue

At 1am on January 16th, a 50-year-old woman was helping a customer at a store on the 300 block of Golden Gate Avenue when a man charged in, brandished a knife and demanded she give him the money from her cash register. He stole an unknown sum of money, fled south on Larkin Street and has not been identified.

Woman attacked by seven people on Powell BART platform

A 49-year-old woman was attacked by seven people on the Powell Station BART platform just before 11pm on January 15th. The group, comprised of four males and three females, stole the woman’s phone. When she tried to retrieve it, one of the suspects brandished a taser, another suspect pushed the victim, then all seven suspects fled the BART station on foot. They remain at large.

60-year-old stabbed after argument

At 10pm on January 15th, two men were having a verbal argument near the 400 block of Ellis Street when the suspect stabbed the victim, a 60-year-old man, and fled on foot. The victim was transported to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries, and the suspect remains at large.

If you're interested in learning more about efforts to improve safety in the neighborhood, Tenderloin Police Captain Teresa Ewins (pictured above with a new community mural) is hosting a community meeting at 5:30pm on Tuesday, January 31st at the Cova Hotel at 655 Ellis Street. Childcare and translation services will be provided. 

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