Richmond Crime: Safeway Worker Stabbed, Muggers Steal Marijuana, More

Bus stop at La Playa and Cabrillo. | Photo: Google
By Walter Thompson - Published on November 08, 2017.

Here's a recap of recently reported crimes in the Richmond district; unless otherwise noted, all reports are drawn from daily SFPD summaries.

Safeway worker hospitalized after stabbing, dog attack 

On October 31st, a 39-year-old Safeway employee at 7th Avenue & Cabrillo Street was stabbed and attacked by a dog when he attempted to stop a suspect from shoplifting. The victim received life-threatening injuries and was transported to a hospital.

The suspect, 34-year-old Michael Pardo, was arrested at the scene. Here’s our full story.

Shoplifter cuts man, flees

Earlier that day, at 5:47pm in a store on the 1700 block of Fulton Street, a 62-year-old man received a laceration after he attempted to stop a suspect from shoplifting.

The victim was transported to a hospital for treatment; the suspect, described as a 35-year-old man, fled the scene and was not arrested.

Woman robbed in Laurel Heights

On October 27th at the corner of Wood Street and Geary Boulevard, a 67-year-old woman was robbed after meeting a man and a woman, both in their thirties. The male suspect fled the scene, and the female suspect asked the victim for money before “a struggle ensued.”

Eventually, the second suspect took the victim’s money by force and fled the scene. No arrests were made in the case.

Man assaulted by two cyclists at Great Highway

A 29-year-old man was hospitalized after he was assaulted near Great Highway and Cabrillo Street on October 27th at 12:20pm.

According to police, the man was walking when two suspects approached him and “a verbal altercation quickly turned physical.” While the victim was on the ground, the suspects, approximately 30 and 25, continued to beat him before stealing his hat and fleeing the scene on their bicycles.

Suspects beat man, steal marijuana

On October 25th at 11:10pm, a 27-year-old man was waiting for a bus at La Playa and Cabrillo streets when two male suspects in their twenties approached him and demanded his property before punching him.

After stealing his marijuana, the suspects fled the scene. No arrests were made, a the victim was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.

Shoplifters attack security guard with chain

A 24-year-old security guard was robbed and struck with fists and a chain on October 22nd when he attempted to stop two women, both 32, from shoplifting in a store on the 800 block of La Playa at 3:15pm.

After the attack, police from Richmond Station arrived on the scene and took both suspects into custody. Although the victim sustained injuries, he refused medical treatment.

Man chases, fights tool thief

At 1:50 pm on October 19th, a 42-year-old man on the 400 block of 47th Avenue got into a scuffle with a thief when two men in their twenties pulled up in their vehicle, and one got out to steal a tool that belonged to the victim.

After a successful chase, the victim caught up with the suspect and fought him to successfully regain possession of his property. The suspects fled the scene in their vehicle, and the victim was treated at the scene for his injuries.

Residents foil hot prowl bike theft

On October 14th on the 3100 block of Fulton Street, a 27-year-old woman and a 32-year-old man realized that a man and a woman had forced their way into their garage and stolen their bicycles.

After chasing the perpetrators, the suspects “dropped the bikes and continued to flee on foot,” police reported. No arrests were made in the case.

Armed robber targets 10th Ave. store

At 10pm on October 11th, an unknown suspect entered a store on the 700 block of 10th Avenue, aimed a gun at a 52-year-old man, and demanded money.

The suspect then stole a bag from a 27-year-old man before fleeing on foot with currency. No arrests were made in the case.

Anyone who has information about 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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