Hayes Valley/Western Addition Crime: Burglar Mistaken For Roommate, Driver Robs Passenger, More

While we don't report on every crime that occurs in Hayes Valley and the Western Addition, we do our best to keep you informed about what happened in the neighborhood. Here's a selection of crimes that have occurred in the area since our last roundup in early February.

All reports were provided by the SFPD, unless otherwise noted.

Man struck with Airsoft gun, robbed of laptop

On March 3rd at 11:07pm, a 27-year-old man was walking at Grove and Buchanan streets when he was approached by two 20-year-old men, one of whom pointed an Airsoft pistol at him. The suspect then struck his victim in the head with the gun, took his laptop and money, and fled in a vehicle with the other suspect. Police units ultimately located the vehicle, and both suspects were taken into custody.

Hot prowler steals video game system, computers

A hot prowl burglary occurred on the 600 block of Hayes Street (between Laguna and Buchanan) on February 20th. A 25-year-old woman left her residence at 2pm, and when she returned around 6:15pm, a 30-year-old man was inside. He fled on foot with a suitcase, video game system and computers. No arrest has been made.

Man attacked, backpack stolen from behind 

On February 20th, a 28-year-old man was assaulted and robbed by two 20-year-old suspects, one male and one female, on the 1800 block of Eddy Street (between Divisadero and Scott). 

The victim was walking down the street around 8pm when the two suspects grabbed his backpack from behind, and tried to pull it off. When he fought for control of the backpack, they assaulted him and took it back, fleeing westbound on Eddy Street. In addition to the backpack, the victim, who suffered non-life threatening injuries, reported that he had money stolen.

Victims mistake hot prowler for roommate

On February 19th, two men returned to their apartment on the 100 block of Van Ness Avenue (between Market and Fell), and went to sleep. A third man returned later, and noticed that his room was ransacked. He also found his clothes missing.

One of the two men, who went to sleep earlier, stated that he saw the suspect inside the house, but thought that the intruder was one of the other roommates. Both men also noticed that some of their items, such as money and credit cards, were missing. The suspect was later taken into custody.

Woman assisted into home by driver, robbed

On the night of February 10th, around 11pm, a 42-year-old woman was assisted into her home on the 1700 block of O'Farrell Street by her driver, a 45-year-old man. When she woke up the next morning, she noticed that her credit cards, ID, jewelry, a watch, tablet and cellphone were missing. No arrest has been made.

Community meeting

Want to learn more about crime and safety in the neighborhood, and get involved? SFPD Northern Station's community meetings are held at the station (1125 Fillmore St.) at 6pm on the second Thursday of every month. The next meeting will be this Thursday, March 9th. 

Did we miss anything? If you have any information on any crime or safety-related issues in the neighborhood, feel free to text Hoodline at (415) 200-3233.

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