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Tenderloin crime: screwdriver robbery, victim awakes to burglar, carjacker gets away, more

It's time for a roundup of notable crimes from SFPD's Tenderloin Station reported in the weeks since our last roundup. All details come from official police reports, unless otherwise noted. 

Robber assaults woman, steals phone

Around 6:45 a.m. on October 15, a man said to be in his early twenties approached a 32-year-old woman from behind near the intersection of 4th and Market streets, pushed her to the ground, and stole her cellphone. No arrest has been made. 

Man awakes to burglar

A 30-year-old man awoke around 12:30 a.m. on October 15 to find an unknown male standing in his room on the 200 block of O’Farrell Street (near Powell). The victim startled the suspect, who fled the room with the man’s phone, backpack, headphones, and wallet. 

Man stabbed after argument escalates 

Around 11:15 a.m. on October 14, a man said to be 53 years old stabbed a 32-year-old man after the two had a verbal argument on the 300 block of Ellis Street (near Taylor). The victim was treated for non-life-threatening injuries. 

Man robbed by woman with a screwdriver

A woman said to be in her forties grabbed a cellphone from a 22-year-old man on the 600 block of Ellis Street (near Hyde) around 4:20 a.m. on October 14.

The woman assaulted the victim, pulled out a screwdriver, and stole the man’s wallet, including his cash. She fled on foot and has not been arrested. 

Woman hit with unknown object 

Around 8:30 p.m. on October 9, a woman said to be in her late twenties was arguing with a 48-year-old woman near the intersection of 6th and Market streets. The suspect struck the older woman with an unknown object before fleeing the scene on foot.

Man sets fire in store, damages merchandise

A man said to be in his twenties entered a store on the 900 block of Market Street (near 5th) around 4:43 p.m. on October 8, and set fire to the carpet, causing damage to the merchandise. The suspect fled on foot and remains at large. 

Woman arrested after starting trash fire

A woman was arrested after setting trash on fire inside of her room on the 400 block of O’Farrell Street (near Mason) around 3:41 a.m. on October 8. No losses were reported. 

Carjacker hits bike, light pole before fleeing on foot

Around 8:43 p.m. on October 5, a man said to be in his early twenties pulled a 42-year-old man out of his vehicle near the intersection of 7th and Market streets, and stole his car. While driving the stolen vehicle, the suspect hit a 28-year-old man’s bike, and then ran into a signal pole. 

After crashing the car, the suspect fled on foot. The victims were treated for non-life threatening injuries. 

Man assaulted after intervening in bike theft

A 28-year-old man tried to stop two unknown male suspects from stealing a bike near the intersection of Market and 5th streets around 6:30 a.m. on October 3.

Both suspects punched and kicked the victim, and one of them hit him with a glass bottle, before both fled the scene. No arrests have been made. 

Man attacked with pipe by unidentified suspect

At 5 a.m. on October 3, an unidentified suspect hit a 59-year-old man with a pipe near the intersection of Turk and Taylor streets, causing non-life-threatening injuries. 

Woman arrested after throwing bottles

Around 5:30 p.m. on October 2, a 43-year-old woman was arrested on the 100 block of Hyde Street (near Golden Gate) after throwing bottles at a 50-year-old man’s head. The victim punched the suspect and refused medical treatment. 

Man arrested after attacking intruder

A 34-year-year old man entered a room on the 300 block of Turk Street (near Leavenworth) around 7:53 p.m. on October 1 and found an unidentified man with his wife. The man struck the unidentified victim with a stool, and was later arrested by responding officers. 

Man injured in skateboard attack

Just after noon on October 1, an unidentified suspect hit a 45-year-old man on the head with a skateboard on the 300 block of Ellis Street (near Taylor). The victim was treated 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 SFPDtenderloinstation@sfgov.org.

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.). 

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