Bay Area/ San Francisco/ Crime & Emergencies
Published on July 11, 2018
3 injured in separate Muni robberiesPhoto: torbakhopper/Flickr

In the last day, police responded to three separate incidents to assist Muni passengers who were injured during robberies.

The first robbery took place between 11 a.m. and noon near Laguna Street and Geary Boulevard when three male suspects between 15 and 20 years old grabbed a cell phone from a 17-year-old female victim who was waiting at a bus stop before fleeing on foot.

No arrests were made in the case, and the victim refused medical treatment for a bruised arm.

Near the same intersection around 1:10 p.m., a 20-year-old woman was getting off a Muni bus when a male suspect who was 19 or 20 years old snatched her cellphone out of her hand.

As she struggled with the suspect over the phone, he struck her in the head with his fist and shoved her to the ground before fleeing westbound on Webster Street. The victim, who suffered a laceration to the head, was transported to a hospital in non-life-threatening condition.

Around 6 p.m. near the intersection of 24th and Mission streets, a 35-year-old man was riding the bus when a male suspect punched him in the face several times before stealing his wallet and fleeing the area.

Although the victim complained of head pain, he refused medical treatment; police are still seeking a suspect 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.

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