Tenderloin crime: handlebar attack, burglary turns violent, more

Photo: Carrie Sisto/Hoodline
By Carrie Sisto - Published on May 18, 2018.

Here's a look at notable crimes reported in the Tenderloin district in the two weeks since our last roundup. Unless otherwise noted, all details are drawn from SFPD's daily reports.

Two robbers accost man leaving store

A 38-year-old man walked out of a store on the unit block of Turk Street (near Market) around 11:12 p.m. on May 17th when an unknown man grabbed him and a second man punched him until he fell to the ground.

The suspects stole the man’s backpack, wallet, passport, and money and fled the scene. 

Burglar stabs victim before fleeing empty-handed

Just before 5:00 a.m. on May 15, a man suspect in his thirties forced his way into a 29-year-old woman’s apartment on the unit block of Taylor Street (near Golden Gate).

A fight started and the woman grabbed a knife, which the suspect grabbed and used to stab her before fleeing the scene. The victim was transported to a hospital with non-life-threatening wounds, and no arrest has been made. 

Woman arrested after robbing man in store

A 21-year-old man ran into a business on the 700 block of O’Farrell Street (near Hyde) around 9:45 p.m. on May 14 after a 30-year-old woman reached into his pocket, grabbed his wallet, and fled. Police arrived soon after and arrested the suspect at the scene. 

Man punched, robbed at Ellis and Taylor

Just before 8:30 p.m. on May 14, a 64-year-old man was approached by a man said to be in his early twenties near the intersection of Ellis and Taylor streets. The suspect punched the victim and stole his phone from his pocket before fleeing the scene. No arrest has been made. 

Man seriously injured by handlebar attack

A 57-year-old man tried to break up a fight in Hallidie Plaza outside Powell BART around 2:57 p.m. on May 14 when a 22-year-old man hit him with a handlebar, inflicting life-threatening injuries. Here's our full story.

Man robbed by unknown suspect

Around 2:00 a.m. on May 13, a 38-year-old man was sitting on the sidewalk near the intersection of Eddy and Hyde streets when a man said to be 40 years old approached him, punched him, and stole his speaker and cellphone. The suspect has not been identified. 

Man arrested after stabbing woman in argument

A 37-year-old woman and a 60-year-old man were in a verbal argument around 7:10 p.m. on May 11 that ended in the man stabbing the woman with a knife.

The suspect fled the scene but was later arrested, and the victim was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Man arrested after attempted phone snatch

Around 5:00 p.m. on May 8 , a 23-year-old man grabbed a phone dropped by a 28-year-old woman near the intersection of Eddy and Hyde streets.

The suspect refused to give the phone back and threatened her with a raised fist, but was arrested on the scene. 

Man stabbed after confronting vehicle burglar

A 32-year-old man pulled over to use his phone on the 400 block of Eddy Street (near Leavenworth) at 10:45 a.m. on May 8, when a man said to be in his forties opened the passenger door and stole some currency and a vapor pen from the vehicle's center console

When the victim confronted the suspect, the suspect reportedly stabbed him and fled west on Eddy Street. No arrest was made, and the victim was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening wounds.

Woman robbed by two men

A 28-year old woman walking near the intersection of Grove and Larkin streets around 6:30 a.m. on May 7 when one man stole her phone from her hand while a second grabbed her purse.

The phone and the victim both fell to the ground before the suspects, who remain unidentified, fled with her bag, which contained money, debit card and makeup.

Suspect stabs man who was looking at vehicle

Just before midnight on May 5, a 29-year-old man was looking at a vehicle on the 400 block of Turk Street (at Hyde) when a man in his mid-twenties became agitated and stabbed him with a knife. The suspect has not been identified, and the victim was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Woman robbed at gunpoint

A 21-year-old woman was walking near the intersection of Market and Cyril Magnin streets when a man approximately 40 years old approached her with a gun and demanded her property. The woman surrendered her purse and laptop, and the suspect fled the scene. No arrest has been made. 

Tenderloin Station quarterly stats

According to Tenderloin Station, officers made 972 arrests in the first three months of 2018, 9 percent from the same period last year. Officers reportedly used force in 6 percent of those arrest, a more than 50 percent decrease from 2017. 

To hear more about the district’s priorities or ask questions, attend the next monthly community meeting, scheduled for Tuesday, May 29th.

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