Bay Area/ San Francisco/ Crime & Emergencies
Published on February 11, 2019
FiDi/North Beach crime: Woman assaulted and robbed on Muni, 6 men fracture victim's skull, morePhoto: Michael Bundscherer/Flickr

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.

Man awakens to unknown woman in his apartment

On Feb. 7 around noon, a 28-year-old man awoke to find a woman inside his home on the 500 block of Filbert Street in North Beach. The suspect, believed to be in her early 30s, then fled the scene. The victim did not report any items stolen.

Man punched, stabbed on Broadway

On Feb. 5, a 28-year-old man was stabbed just after midnight on the 500 block of Broadway in North Beach. According to reports, the victim was attacked by two people, a man and woman in their 40s. The man punched the victim and the woman stabbed him with a knife. Both suspects then fled the scene on bicycles.

The victim was transported to a hospital for treatment of his non-life-threatening injuries. Police did not report any items stolen in the incident.

Man robbed near Union Square

A 21-year-old man was robbed on Feb. 2 at 9:45 p.m., near Cordelia and Powell streets in Union Square. The suspect, a man in his 20s, approached the victim from behind and demanded he hand over his belongings. After taking the victim's cell phone, he fled the scene. No injuries were reported.

Woman punched, robbed on Muni bus

On Feb. 2 at 7:35 p.m. on the 800 block of Stockton Street in Chinatown, a 25-year-old woman was robbed and attacked while aboard a Muni bus.

According to police, a male suspect, believed to be age 16-18, snatched the woman's cell phone while on the bus. The victim attempted to get her phone back, but the suspect punched her in the face. He then fled the bus with her phone. The victim was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.

Two suspects demand victim's wallet, then flee

On the 300 block of Powell Street in Union Square, two male suspects of unknown age robbed a 57-year-old man on Jan. 31 at 12:15 p.m. According to reports, the two suspects approached the victim and demanded he hand over his belongings. The pair took the victim's wallet, containing cash, and fled on foot eastbound towards Post Street. No injuries were reported. 

Hot prowler takes laptops and clothing

A hot prowl burglary occurred on Jan. 30 at 7 a.m. on the 600 block of Taylor Street in Lower Nob Hill. A 25-year-old man was asleep in his home when he heard a noise. After getting up to investigate, he noticed that numerous items, including laptops and clothing, were missing from his apartment. No suspect information was available. 

5 suspects carjack man in early morning

On Jan. 28 at 2 a.m., five male suspects in their 20s carjacked a 26-year-old man on the 1700 block of Jones Street in Nob Hill.

The victim, driving a white 2016 Hyundai, was approached by the suspects, who are not believed to have been armed. After emptying the victim's pockets, one of the suspects grabbed his car keys. The quintet then took the victim's vehicle and drove away from the scene. The victim was uninjured in the incident.

Man in life-threatening condition after six-suspect assault

Six male suspects assaulted and robbed a 32-year-old man on Jan. 26 at 10:36 p.m., near the intersection of Beach Street and Columbus Avenue in North Beach. 

The suspects approached the victim from behind and "knocked [him] unconscious," according to police reports. They then stole the victim's backpack and cell phone before fleeing the scene. The victim, who sustained a skull fracture, was taken to the hospital in life-threatening condition. 

Hot prowler takes woman's belongings and flees

A hot prowl burglary occurred on Jan. 26 at 10:40 a.m., on the 700 block of Jackson Street in Chinatown. 

The victim, a 64-year-old woman, was on her fire escape when a male suspect in his 30s entered her apartment through the front door. He then took a bag, cell phone, cash and identification cards before fleeing the unit. 

Victim stabbed multiple times while walking

Finally, a 29-year-old man was stabbed while walking on Jan. 26 at 2:30 a.m.

The incident occurred at an unknown location in District 3, where the victim was walking when a male suspect in his 50s allegedly "pulled on his chain," according to police. The victim tried to keep walking, at which point the suspect pulled on his collar and then stabbed him several times with an unknown object. 

The victim suffered cuts to his head, arm, thigh and hand. He was taken to a hospital for treatment of his non-life-threatening injuries.

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.