Time for another look at crime in SFPD's Central District, which includes Chinatown, Financial District, Embarcadero, Russian, Telegraph and Nob Hills, North Beach, and Union Square.
Here are some of the incidents that have taken place since our last report. Unless otherwise noted, all reports are based on information from SFPD.
4 Robbers Mug Woman On FiDi Muni Bus, Steal Cellphone
Last Friday, we reported on four robbers who attacked a victim and stole her cellphone on a downtown Muni bus.
The 30-year-old woman was on a bus near Kearny and Market Streets when four women, approximately 18–21-years-old, began harassing her. When she attempted to call police, the suspects attacked her, stole her phone, and fled the scene. So far, there have been no arrests in this case.
Man Robbed At Fisherman's Wharf ATM
On July 28th just after midnight on the 700 block of Beach Street in Fisherman's Wharf, a 41-year-old man was robbed while taking cash out of an ATM. Two suspects, a woman in her 20s and the other unknown, approached the victim while driving.
One of the suspects got out of the car and pointed a handgun at the victim demanding the cash. The two suspects then fled in the vehicle northbound on Hyde Street.
Reports Of Shots Fired In Nob Hill
Police received calls of shots fired on July 24th just before 2am on the 1400 block of Taylor Street in Nob Hill. A passerby heard shots and reportedly saw a dark-colored vehicle flee northbound on Taylor Street. No damage to any nearby vehicles or buildings was sustained.
Chinatown Shop Altercation Ends In Arrest
A shop owner was assaulted by a 49-year-old man on the 700 block of Grant Avenue in Chinatown, July 23rd at 3:51pm.
The victim, an 86-year-old man, was attempting to remove the suspect from his store when he became disruptive, according to reports. The suspect punched the store owner several times in the back of the head during the altercation. When the victim noticed the suspect was brandishing a knife, he used a bamboo stick to hit the suspect who then dropped the knife and fled the store.
The shop owner sustained minor injuries to his head but refused medical treatment. The suspect was later found and arrested.
Three Suspects Arrested In Early-morning Assault
On July 22nd at 1:30am on the 1300 block of Grant Avenue in North Beach, a fight occurred outside of a bar. One of the victims, a 27-year-old man, walked outside and found a 31-year-old man being attacked by three suspects, 17, 21, and 26-years-old.
Police were responding to another assault in the area at the time and were able to detain the three suspects. Police conducted a "cold show" where the victims were able to identify the suspects from afar and three were arrested.
One of the victims sustained head injuries and was taken to a hospital in non-life threatening condition.
Woman Attacked With Pipe, Robbed In Union Square
A 34-year-old woman was attacked with a metal pipe at 2:39am on July 21st near the corner of Powell and Geary Streets in Union Square by an unknown suspect. Police responded to the call and located the pipe allegedly used in the assault nearby.
During the attack, the victim sustained injuries and her backpack and cellphone were reported stollen. The victim was transported to a hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
Shoplifter Nabbed By Police After Altercation With Employee
At 10:15pm, July 19th on the 300 block of Bay Street at the North Point Shopping Centre in North Beach, a 28-year-old man entered a business and put alcohol and groceries into his bag.
When he attempted to leave the premises, an employee attempted to stop him and a struggle ensued. While the suspect was able to flee the scene, the employee was able to chase him until officers arrived and took him into custody. The stolen items were recovered.
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