Scooter-riding muggers rob man in Chinatown

Scooter-riding muggers rob man in Chinatown
Powell and Washington streets. | Photo: Google
By Walter Thompson - Published on May 11, 2018.

Two men riding non-electric scooters assaulted and robbed a man in Chinatown last night, police have reported.

The incident occurred near the intersection of Powell and Washington streets around 9:40 p.m. when two unknown men riding scooters approached a 44-year-old man from behind and struck him.

The suspects took the victim's bag, which contained headphones, a camera, an umbrella and a laptop, before fleeing the area.

The victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries during the attack and police are still seeking the suspects.

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.

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