Driver Assaults, Robs Woman After Near-Miss In Crosswalk

Driver Assaults, Robs Woman After Near-Miss In Crosswalk
Brussels and Bacon streets. Photo: Google
By Walter Thompson - Published on December 11, 2017.

A woman driving a car that nearly a hit a pedestrian on Thursday returned to the scene to attack and rob her, police have reported.

On December 7th at 2:30pm, a 28-year-old woman was crossing the street at Brussels and Bacon streets in the Portola district when two women, one 18 to 25 years old, and another approximately 23 to 28 nearly struck her with a car. The younger suspect got out of the vehicle and confronted the victim before driving away.

A short while later, after the driver returned, the victim began to record the suspects using her cell phone. At that point, the driver attacked her, stole her phone and returned to her car. The victim, who received non-life-threatening injuries, "tried to retrieve her property to no avail," reported SFPD.

The suspects fled the scene in their vehicle, which was not described.

Anyone who has information about this incident 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.

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