Hayes Valley/Western Addition crime: shoe sale ends in robbery, teens rob cyclist, more

Hayes Valley/Western Addition crime: shoe sale ends in robbery, teens rob cyclist, morePhoto: Teresa Hammerl/Hoodline
Teresa Hammerl
Published on June 28, 2019

Here's a selection of crimes reported in Hayes Valley and the Western Addition since our last roundup in early June. All reports were provided by SFPD, unless otherwise noted.

Shoe sale ends in robbery

A robbery occurred on June 23 around 5:30 p.m. at Geary and Laguna streets. A 14-year-old boy arranged to meet a girl to sell her shoes. When he arrived, the girl and two other boys threatened him and stole his phone and shoes. No arrest was made.

Robbery victim fears suspect has a gun

On June 17, a 20-year-old man approached a 34-year-old man at Ivy and Gough streets, just a few minutes after 5 a.m. The younger man demanded the victim's property.

The victim believed the suspect had a gun, even though it was not visible, so he handed over his wallet with credit cards and an ID inside. The suspect was able to flee the scene. No arrest has been made.

Two teenagers take bag from bicycle basket

Another robbery took place on June 6 at Page and Webster streets. At 8:05 p.m., a 23-year-old woman was riding her bicycle when a male teenager aged between 16 and 18 years stole the woman's handbag out of her bicycle basket.

The victim chased after the thief, but another teenager of the same age tripped her. No arrest has been made.

Phone snatched out of hand

Two days earlier, on June 4 around 4:30 p.m., a 20-year-old woman was walking at Geary and Buchanan streets when a 20-year-old man snatched her phone out of her hand.

Another man, whose age remains unknown, also pushed the woman. Police did not make an arrest.

Robbery victim gets cut with knife

In another incident, which happened on June 3 at 10 p.m., a 23-year-old man approached a 34-year-old man, began arguing with him, then took out a knife and cut him.

Before the suspect fled, he demanded the victim's wallet, passport and some money. The victim was transported to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries. No arrest was made, police said.


Northern Station monthly community meeting

Residents interested in learning more about crime and safety in the area are invited to attend SFPD Northern Station's monthly community meeting, held at the station (1125 Fillmore St.) at 6 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month. The next meeting is in two weeks, on July 11.

Hayes Valley public safety meeting

The Hayes Valley Neighborhood Association invites residents to its monthly public safety meeting on Monday, July 1.

A Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (NERT) recruiter will speak at the meeting about the benefits of NERT training. SFPD Northern Station representatives will also share updates from beat officers in the neighborhood.

The meeting will take place at 7 p.m. at the Korean American Center (745 Buchanan St.)


Anyone with information about any of the incidents listed above is asked to call the SFPD tip line at (415) 575-4444 or Text-a-Tip to TIP411 and begin the text message with 'SFPD.' Tipsters can remain anonymous.

Did we miss anything? If you have any information on any crime or safety-related issues in the neighborhood, feel free to text Hoodline at (415) 200-3233.