Tenderloin crime: insult precedes attack, armed robberies, more

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.

Man suffers serious injury in UN Plaza

On June 29, a 39-year-old man was in UN Plaza around 1:30 p.m. when an unknown suspect struck him with a fist, inflicting life-threatening injuries. The victim was transported to a hospital for treatment, and police are still seeking the suspect.

Woman loses purse in two-on-one attack

A 55-year-old woman was walking near the intersection of Ellis and Jones streets around 6:50 a.m. on June 28 when two suspects pushed her to the ground. 

A woman in her twenties and a man in his thirties assaulted the woman and stole her purse, including her wallet, money, and credit cards, before fleeing in an unknown direction.

Man assaulted, robbed after insult

Around 1:45 p.m. on June 27, a 23-year-old man walked up to a man said to be in his twenties near the corner of Leavenworth and Ellis streets and uttered a racial epithet. 

The unidentified man punched his alleged antagonist in the face and stole his phone, passport, and wallet. No arrests have been made in the case.

Man injured, robbed in four-on-one attack

A 28-year-old man was approached by four men said to be in their twenties on June 24 around 5:00 p.m. on the 100 block of O’Farrell Street. 

One suspect aggressively stole the victim’s phone, causing injury to his right hand. The other three suspects punched and kicked the victim until he fell to the ground before all four fled. 

Man punched and robbed on mid-Market

Just before midnight on June 24, a man said to be in his thirties approached a 34-year-old man on the 1200 block of Market Street, punched him in the face, threatened him, and stole his cellphone before fleeing eastbound on Market. No arrest has been made.

Two injured, one arrested after fight 

Around 5:17 p.m. on June 24, two men aged 21 and 20 got into a fight with two other men, one 19 and the other of unknown age near the intersection of Golden Gate Avenue and Hyde Street. 

The older victim was stabbed in the abdomen and suffered life-threatening injuries, while the 20-year-old was stabbed in the leg and twice in the back. The younger suspect has been arrested and both victims were hospitalized for their wounds.  

Two-on-one bus stop robbery 

A 25-year-old man standing at a bus stop near the intersection of Eighth and Market streets around 6:01 a.m. on June 24 was approached by a man who attempted to steal his cellphone. 

As the men struggled, a second suspect threw the victim to the ground and punched him several times. Both suspects fled on foot and have not been identified. 

Man assaulted after loaning cellphone

Around 2:17 a.m. on June 24, a 25-year-old man near the intersection of Ellis and Hyde streets lent his phone to four suspects said to be in their late twenties. The victim was assaulted by the four men, who then fled south on Ellis in a black vehicle and remain at large.

Two-on-one robbery at gunpoint

Around 1:00 a.m. on June 22, two men said to be in their thirties or forties approached a 34-year-old man walking near the intersection of Ellis and Larkin streets. 

Both suspects pulled out handguns and demanded money, while one of the suspects reached into the victim’s pocket and stole his wallet. No arrests have been made.

Woman retains purse in two-on-one robbery

A 40-year-old woman walking near the intersection of Hyde and Market streets around 12:45 p.m. on June 21 when two male suspects in their late teens tried to grab her cellphone and her purse from behind. The victim fought back for her purse and lost her cellphone to the suspects, who remain unidentified. 

Two men attack man on stairs to BART

Around 10 p.m. on June 19, a 31-year-old man entering BART near the intersection of 5th and Market streets was punched by a man said to be 22 years old. The victim fell down the stairs, where another suspect, said to be 19 years old, joined the attack and stole his wallet. 

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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