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Tenderloin crime: Woman jumped by 20 people, man stabbed by cyclist, more

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By Carrie Sisto - Published on May 09, 2019.

It's time for another look at notable crimes reported by SFPD's Tenderloin Station in the weeks since our last roundup. Unless otherwise noted, all details come directly from police reports.

Children knocked down by man fleeing security

A 30-year-old man was arrested on the 800 block of Market Street (between Fourth and Fifth streets) around 5:02 p.m. on May 4, after attempting to flee a business’ security guard. In the process of fleeing, the suspect knocked over two young girls, ages 2 and 4, and was then detained by police. 

Man loses consciousness after metal pipe attack

Around 5:15 p.m. on May 3, a man, said to be 46 years old, approached a 49-year-old man near the intersection of Eddy and Mason streets, striking him with a metal rod. The victim lost consciousness, and when he came to, the suspect was gone. He remains unidentified. 

Man stabbed after argument

Two 23-year-old men were arguing near the intersection of Seventh and Stevenson streets around 4:55 p.m. on May 2, when one of the men got out of his car and stabbed the other. 

SFPD arrived and arrested the suspect. The victim was treated for a non-life-threatening wound to his right arm.

Man assaulted in daylight phone robbery

Around 9:09 a.m. on May 1, a 24-year-old man was assaulted by another man, said to be in his thirties, on the 200 block of Leavenworth Street (near Turk). After punching the victim, the suspect stole his phone and fled. 

Man loses phone in assault

A man said to be in his thirties approached a 26-year-old man on the 300 block of Ellis Street (near Taylor) around 11:55 p.m. on April 29. Police say the suspect grabbed the victim’s cellphone and punched him in the face before fleeing on foot.

Woman confronts robbery suspect after phone-snatching

Around 4:00 a.m. on April 28, an unknown male suspect grabbed a 43-year-old woman’s phone from her pocket near the intersection of 5th and Market streets. The woman confronted the suspect, who pushed her to the ground before fleeing the scene. 

Man flees in vehicle after phone snatching

A 45-year-old man was holding his phone near the intersection of Fifth and Stevenson streets around 2:05 p.m. on April 24, when he was punched by a man said to be in his late teens or early twenties. The suspect then stole the victim's phone from his hand. The victim gave chase, but the suspect was able to escape in a nearby car. No arrest has been made.

Man punched, robbed by suspects

Around 11 a.m. on April 23, a 48-year-old man was punched by two suspects, one said to be in his thirties and the other in his sixties, near the intersection of Seventh and Stevenson streets. The two unidentified suspects stole the man’s headphones and phone before getting into a car and fleeing the scene.

Unknown suspect punches, robs man near Union Square

Just after 12:15 a.m. on April 23, an unknown male suspect punched a 64-year-old man on the 800 block of Market Street (near Stockton), stole his backpack, and fled. 

Woman attacked, stabbed by 20 suspects

20 suspects, all said to be in their late teens or early twenties, jumped a 22-year-old woman on the 100 block of Turk Street (near Taylor) just before 11 p.m. on April 22. The victim, who was cut on her face with a knife during the attack, was taken to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. No arrests have been made.

Man loses cash in morning robbery

A 40-year-old man was walking home on the unit block of Sixth Street (near Market) around 10 a.m. on April 21 when a man, said to be in his fifties, punched him and stole his cash. The suspect fled on foot, and has not been identified. 

Victim knocked out in assault

A 34-year-old man was walking near the intersection of Jones and O’Farrell streets around 11:30 p.m. on April 20 when he heard someone yell. He didn't get a good luck at the suspect, who immediately knocked him unconscious.

When the victim awoke, he was lying on the ground with his pants cut and his phone missing. He was treated at the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. The suspect has not been identified. 

Three suspects attack, strangle man with chain

Around 11 p.m. on April 20, three suspects — two men said to be 40 years old and a woman in her thirties — attacked and robbed a 69-year-old man near the intersection of Ellis and Leavenworth streets.

The suspects attempted to strangle the victim by placing a chain around his neck. They then punched the victim in his face and back and stole his wallet, money, and ID before he was able to flee the scene. No arrests have been made. 

Man stabbed by cyclist

A 47-year-old man was talking to a friend on the 500 block of Ellis Street (near Leavenworth) when another man, said to be around 30, approached him from behind on a bicycle. The suspect stabbed the victim three times with a knife before fleeing on his bicycle.

Man loses consciousness after punching attack

Between 8 and 9 p.m. on April 17, a 53-year-old man was walking on the unit block of Sixth Street (near Market) when an unknown male suspect approached and said something to him. The victim did not respond, so the suspect punched him before fleeing the scene. 

The victim walked home, but lost consciousness in his apartment building's lobby. He had to be taken to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.


Anyone with information about any of the above incidents is encouraged to contact SFPD via its anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444, or email [email protected] 

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