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FiDi/North Beach crime: Robbery at gunpoint, woman thrown down stairs, more

Here are some notable incidents that have taken place in SFPD's Central District since our last biweekly recap. The district encompasses Chinatown; the Financial District; the Embarcadero; Russian, Telegraph and Nob Hills; North Beach and Union Square. 

Unless otherwise noted, all reports are drawn from the department's daily crime recaps.

Woman injured in robbery at gunpoint

On Dec. 26 at 1:08 p.m. on the 600 block of Post Street in Lower Nob Hill, a 30-year-old woman was injured in a robbery at gunpoint. 

According to police, a male suspect, approximately 30 years old, followed the victim and brandished a gun before robbing her. During the incident, the woman was struck in the head. Responding medics treated her at the scene and she was released. No arrests have been made. 

Suspect attempts to lure 7-year-old girl

Police responded to a call of suspicious activity Dec. 23 at 4:10 p.m. on the 100 block of Drumm Street in the FiDi. 

A man in his 30s allegedly put his hand on a 7-year-old girl's shoulder and asked her to walk with him to the bar area of a local business. The suspect took off running after the victim's mother confronted him. No arrests have been made connected to the incident. 

Cell phone robber arrested after stabbing 2 men

Two men were injured in a stabbing that took place on Dec. 22 at 10:34 p.m., at the intersection of Powell and Market streets near Union Square. 

A 44-year-old man attempted to walk out of a restaurant with a 32-year-old man's phone. When the victim tried to get his phone back, the suspect pulled out a knife and stabbed him in the leg. He then stabbed a second man, 34, in the face when he tried to intervene. 

Both victims were transported to a hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. Police were able to locate the suspect and took him into custody. 

3 women deploy pepper spray inside Union Square business

On Dec. 20 at 9:40 p.m. on the 100 block of Powell Street near Union Square, three women in their 20s released pepper spray inside a business. 

According to police, the three suspects walked into the store and sprayed the caustic chemical throughout, injuring several shoppers. Multiple victims suffered non-life-threatening injuries. It's not clear if any of the victims were transported for treatment.

No losses at the business were reported and no arrests have been made in connection with the incident. 

3 men push victim, snatch her mobile phone 

A 66-year-old woman was robbed in Lower Nob Hill on Dec. 19 at 10:26 p.m. near Sutter and Taylor streets.

Three male suspect in their 20s pushed the victim to the ground and purloined her cell phone before fleeing the scene. No injuries were reported. 

Suspect pushes woman down 2 flights of stairs

Police are looking for a 48-year-old man who assaulted a 70-year-old woman in North Beach Dec. 19. 

At 7:25 p.m. on the 1200 block of Grant Avenue, the suspect approached the victim and the pair got into an argument. The man then pushed the woman down two flights of stairs, according to police. The suspect fled the scene on a skateboard. 

The victim complained of pain to her arms and legs, and was transported to a hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

Suspect arrested for stabbing man

A 59-year-old man was arrested for stabbing a 29-year-old man on Dec. 18 at 9:45 p.m. on the 100 block of Drumm Street in the FiDi.

The suspect approached the victim and the two got into an argument. The fight then escalated and the suspect subsequently stabbed the victim. Officers arrived at the scene and placed the suspect in custody. 

The victim was transported to a hospital in non-life-threatening condition. 

Man arrested for causing fire at construction site

Police responded to calls of a fire on the 1000 block of Stockton Street in Chinatown on Dec. 9 at 9:40 a.m. 

A 55-year-old male suspect allegedly threw an unknown object into a construction site, which caught fire. Officers arrived at the scene shortly after and took the suspect into custody. 

It's not clear from reports if there was any damage to the construction site.


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.

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

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