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Tenderloin crime: SFPD seeks help finding hotel room robber, teen jumped by 8 peers, more

It’s time for another look at notable crimes reported by the police at the Tenderloin Station over the past two weeks, since our last roundup. All details come directly from SFPD reports unless otherwise noted.

Argument escalates to stabbing

Around 11:40 p.m. on February 12th, a 40-year-old man started fighting with an unknown man on the 600 block of Ellis Street (near Hyde). The suspect stabbed the victim once with a knife and fled the scene. The victim was treated at the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. 

SFPD seeks help identifying hotel room robber

A man said to be in his early 20s stole a 47-year-old woman’s purse near the intersection of Powell and O’Farrell streets around 9:30 p.m. on February 10th.

The victim’s purse contained her hotel key, which the suspect allegedly used to enter the victim’s hotel room and steal all of her property, including her luggage and passport.

The SFPD is seeking the public’s help in identifying the suspect(s) and released several images of the potential suspects on Twitter.

Teen assaulted on Market Street

A 16-year-old male was assaulted by eight peers on the 900 block of Market Street (near Powell) around 10:55 p.m. on February 10th. The teen was bruised on his face and head and may have lost consciousness. The suspects have not been identified. 

Woman tackled, robbed in two-on-one attack

Around 5:26 p.m. on February 9th, a 32-year-old woman was approached by a male said to be 18 or 19 years old and another man on the unit block of 5th Street (near Market). The suspects wrestled the woman to the ground, stole her phone and fled the scene on foot. They remain at large. 

Man arrested after attacking, robbing woman

A 21-year-old man jumped a 55-year-old woman and stole her phone around 3:25 a.m. on February 9th near the intersection of Cyril Magnin and Market streets. The suspect was later located by SFPD and arrested. The victim was treated for non-life-threatening injuries. 

Store employee pepper sprayed by potential thieves

Around 12:50 p.m. on February 7th, a 44-year-old male store employee confronted one male and two female teenagers, asking them to return items to the store on the 800 block of Market Street (near Stockton).

One of the suspects punched the employee and threw a drink at him, while the other teen pepper sprayed the employee. It’s unclear whether the suspects got away with any merchandise, and they have not been identified. 

Teen arrested after stealing phone

A 16-year-old male snatched a 20-year-old man’s phone around 8:15 p.m. on February 5th on the 400 block of Golden Gate Avenue (near Larkin). The suspect was later found and arrested.

Man punched and robbed by cigarette-seeker

Around 6:55 a.m. on February 3rd, a 32-year-old man near the intersection of Turk and Jones streets was approached by a man, said to be in his mid-20s, who asked for a cigarette. The suspect then punched the victim multiple times, stole his phone and has not been identified. 

Man injured in early morning stabbing

Just before 1 a.m. on February 2nd, a 26-year-old man was stabbed multiple times by an unknown suspect near the intersection of Turk and Hyde streets. The victim was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, and no arrest has been made. 

Woman punched, robbed in two-on-one attack

Two men, said to be 20 years old, punched a 36-year-old woman around 8 p.m. near the intersection of 8th and Market streets on January 31st. The suspects stole the woman’s wallet and have not been identified. 

Woman arrested after assaulting three victims

A 26-year-old woman was arrested after attacking three victims around 9:52 a.m. on January 30th near the intersection on McAllister and Jones streets. The suspect struck a 68-year-old man with a metal rod and punched two women, one 71 and one 46 years old. The victims were all treated for non-life-threatening injuries. 

Anyone with information about the crimes described above is encouraged to contact SFPD by calling its tip line at (415)575-4444 or emailing 

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

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