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Reckless SoMa driver robs pedestrian after near miss

Reckless SoMa driver robs pedestrian after near miss
Fifth and Brannan streets. | Photo: Google
By Walter Thompson - Published on May 02, 2018.

A woman who nearly struck someone in a SoMa crosswalk U-turned so she and her passenger could beat and rob the pedestrian, police have reported.

The incident took place on Sunday around 8:30 p.m. near the intersection of Fifth and Brannan streets, where a 45-year-old woman was in a crosswalk. 

After the suspect's vehicle narrowly missed the victim, she shouted at the driver, who turned around, exited her vehicle and struck the victim several times.

During the attack, a man in his thirties grabbed the pedestrian's purse, which contained cash, bank cards, a necklace, ID, sunglasses and keys.

The suspects fled the scene and were not arrested, and the victim suffered non-life-threatening wounds but refused medical treatment.

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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