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Sunset Crime: Armed Home Invasions, Muni Robberies, More

Here's a recap of recently reported crimes in the Sunset District, which is served by Taraval and Park Stations. Unless otherwise noted, all reports are drawn from daily SFPD summaries.

Argument leads to Outer Sunset assault

On October 28th on the 1200 block of Quintara Street, officers from Taraval Station responded to a report of an aggravated assault at 11:30am.

In the incident, a 52-year-old man got into a verbal altercation with an 18-year-old man “which turned physical” after the suspect struck him. The victim refused treatment for his injuries, and the suspect was taken into custody.

Thief steals phone from woman’s purse on N-Judah

At 7:20pm on October 24th, a 28-year-old woman who was riding the N-Judah near 40th Avenue and Judah Street put her phone into her purse when a suspect described as 18 to 20 years old reached into her bag and stole the device.

A struggle ensued, but the suspect prevailed and fled the train on foot. The victim was not injured and no arrests were made.

Two hospitalized after Inner Sunset daytime assault

On Sunday, October 22nd, a suspect in his thirties “randomly punched” a 69-year-old woman walking near 9th Avenue and Irving Street. He then pushed a 22-year-old woman’s face into a planter and punched a 60-year-old man before he was restrained by witnesses.

Here’s our full report of the incident.

Teenaged thieves snatch phone from bus passenger

On October 19th, near the intersection of 15th Avenue and Taraval Street, a 39-year-old woman was sitting on a bus when two suspects approximately 15 years old snatched her phone from her hand and fled on foot.

Multiple witnesses chased the suspects, who were eventually arrested by police from Taraval Station. The victim’s property was recovered.

80-Year-Old Woman Robbed, Assaulted After Surprising Burglars

An octogenarian was assaulted after she came home and surprised three burglars who were at work inside her residence on the 1600 block of 24th Avenue at 11:20am on October 19th.

Here’s our full report of the incident.

House, car catch fire after explosive sounds

On the 2200 block of 32nd Avenue on October 18th, a parked car in a driveway and an adjacent home caught fire after “a couple of explosions were heard,” police reported.

According to the victim, a 59-year-old woman, the suspect was described as a man in his thirties. The fire department responded to the fire, and no arrests were made.

Assault with ax leads to Outer Sunset standoff

On October 16th at 1:57pm, two 47-year-old men got into an argument, which escalated after one struck the other with an ax, injuring him. The suspect retreated into the residence, leading to a standoff that was resolved after a hostage negotiation team arrived on the scene.

Here's our full report.

Assailant knocks out man sitting in parked car

On October 9th at 6:00am, a 65-year-old man was sitting in a parked car near Taraval Street and 21st Avenue with his window rolled down when a suspect in his late twenties approached and asked to use his cell phone.

When the victim refused, the suspect punched him several times, and he lost consciousness. After coming to his senses, he went home and was later driven to a hospital for treatment.

Elderly woman injured in armed home invasion

On September 26th at 12:42pm, two men of unknown age entered a house on the 2100 block of 17th Avenue and held the 90-year-old female resident at gunpoint while they ransacked the place.

Afterwards, the suspects fled in a vehicle. The victim was treated at the scene for her injuries and refused transportation to a hospital.

Anyone who has information any of these incidents is encouraged to contact SFPD via the department's anonymous tip line at 415-575-4444, or text TIP411 with "SFPD" at the start of the message.

Here’s why we usually don’t include suspect descriptions in crime reports.

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