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Tenderloin crime: Code Tenderloin loses $15K in items to burglar; man jumped in 6-on-1 attack; more

Tenderloin crime: Code Tenderloin loses $15K in items to burglar; man jumped in 6-on-1 attack; more
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By Carrie Sisto - Published on July 02, 2019.

Here's a round-up of SFPD crime reports in the Tenderloin since our last round-up. All details come from police reports unless otherwise noted. 

Coding nonprofit's headquarters robbed

Early last week, a burglar stole nearly $15,000 in property from coding nonprofit Code Tenderloin (55 Taylor St.), including 21 laptops and professional media and tech equipment. Other nonprofits in the same building also had items stolen. 

Code Tenderloin provides workplace training and computer skills to formerly incarcerated and homeless adults, as well as low-income neighborhood youth. According to its email newsletter, it's the first robbery the organization has endured at its current location.

While "measures have been taken" to increase security at the building and recover the stolen property, Code Tenderloin is still short of laptops. Fellow coding organization Dev/Mission has donated some computers, but the organization is still in need of more new laptops to continue its summer programming at full scale.

Donors can contribute through Paypal to help purchase new laptops, or reach out to [email protected] with any ideas for a source of replacement laptops. 

Man jumped, robbed in six-on-one attack

A 41-year-old man was walking near the intersection of Leavenworth and Turk streets around 7:10 a.m. on June 27 when he was approached by six male suspects of unknown age.

The suspects jumped the victim, stealing his phone, briefcase, necklace and watch before fleeing the scene. The victim was taken to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

Man robbed by burglar wielding hammer

A man in his early 20s knocked on the front door of a 78-year-old man’s home on the 300 block of Eddy Street (near Jones). When the older man opened his door, the suspect entered, wielding a hammer. The suspect stole the victim’s television and fled. 

Man arrested after robbing, attempting to stab diners

Two people in their early 50s were eating lunch near the intersection of Market and Powell streets around 11:05 a.m. on June 24, with their property on the table. A 35-year-old man walked by and stole one of their wallets. 

When the pair attempted to get the wallet back, the suspect tried to stab both of them with a knife. SFPD arrived on the scene, arrested the suspect and recovered the stolen property. 

Bullets hit elderly woman’s home 

Just before 12:30 p.m. on June 24, a woman of unknown age drove up to another woman’s vehicle on the 500 block of Ellis (near Leavenworth), and attacked her. The second woman fired a gun from her vehicle, and both women fled.

Stray rounds struck the nearby home of a 98-year-old woman, damaging her window and wall. 

Man robbed in pepper-spray attack

Around 2:00 a.m. on June 24, a 20-year-old woman pepper-sprayed a 35-year-old man on the 800 block of O’Farrell Street (near Larkin). She then the man’s laptop. The victim refused medical attention, and the suspect has not been identified.

Man pushed down stairs, robbed by teens 

Two male teens, both about 17 years old, pushed a 58-year-old man down the stairs near the intersection of Powell and Market streets around 9:30 p.m. on June 22. The suspects then stole the older man’s cellphone. They have not been identified. 

Man punched, robbed in three-on-one attack

Around 10:37 p.m. on June 21, three 20-year-old men punched a 29-year-old man near the intersection of Golden Gate and Leavenworth streets, stealing the victim’s phone and wallet. No arrests have been made. 

Man shot in unknown attack 

A male suspect in his late 20s shot a 23-year-old man near the intersection of Turk and Hyde streets around 1:28 a.m. on June 20. The unidentified suspect fled eastbound on Turk Street, and the victim was taken to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

SFPD arrest 21 in 5-day neighborhood sting

On June 19, SFPD officers launched a 5-day drug-dealing sting operation in the Tenderloin that resulted in the arrest of 21 narcotics dealers; the seizure of 928 bindles of cocaine, heroine, methamphetamine, and fentanyl (worth up to $20,000); and more than $5,000 in cash.

The targeted operation was part of an ongoing effort to reduce drug dealing in the neighborhood. According to SFPD, it's resulted in 238 drug-dealing arrests so far in 2019.

Man in his 30s attacks man with bottle

Around 11:25 p.m. on June 17, a man said to be in his 30s struck a 51-year-old man with a glass bottle near the intersection of Sixth and Market streets.

The victim was treated for non-life-threatening injuries, and the suspect remains unidentified. 

Woman loses phone after fighting back against robber

A male suspect said to be in his late teens snatched a 22-year-old woman’s phone from her hand around 2:45 p.m. on June 17, near the intersection of Fifth and Market streets. 

When the woman resisted the robber, a female suspect, said to be 20 or 21 years old, grabbed her arm. The victim then let go of her phone, and the two suspects — along with another male suspect, said to be between 23 and 25 — fled on foot. 

Man robbed in early morning two-on-one assault

Around 1:00 a.m. on June 14, a 59-year-old man was walking near the intersection of Turk and Jones streets when two unidentified male suspects approached and demanded his property. The victim surrendered his phone and money. The suspects fled on foot, and remain at large. 


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]

Community members can also attend Tenderloin Station's monthly meetings, held on the last Tuesday evening of the month at precinct headquarters (301 Eddy St.)