June 30, 2009

PSA: Armed Robberies in Noe Valley and Glen Park

Dear Residents and Merchants of Glen Park and Noe Valley,

There has been an increase in the number of armed robberies on our streets in the late evening hours in Glen Park and Noe Valley. We, in the San Francisco Police Department, are committed to public safety.

As we investigate and move forward, here are some ways you can avoid becoming a victim:
  • Avoid wearing headphones, i-pods or using your cell phone when walking in the community. It reduces your awareness of your surroundings and thieves target these items to steal.
  • Keep your wallet and cell phone on your person and do not place them in your bag or purse. Attempt to separate your identification from your wallet. In the event you are a victim, your identification will remain with you as your purse or wallet is taken.
  • If you are a victim, call the police immediately. Do not wait until you are home to call. Every minute counts to catch these thieves.
  • Try to remember the suspect’s description. Look to see if a vehicle is involved and concentrate on obtaining the license plate of the vehicle.
  • At night, walk in well lit areas and attempt to travel with other persons.
Method of Operation
  • The suspects usually target people who are walking alone late at night. In some cases from the BART station.
  • The suspect places a gun to the victim and goes through their pockets. They have taken cash, identification and cell phones.
  • The suspects are described as African American males, both between 16 and 18 years old. The first suspect is 5’6, 160lbs, dark clothing. The second suspect is 5’7, 140lbs, wearing dark clothing.
Dial 911 for immediate police assistance or 415-553-8090 from a cell phone. If you have information regarding these recent robberies, you may phone Ingleside Station’s Anonymous Tip Line at 415-587-8984.

Captain David Lazar
Commanding Officer
Ingleside Police Station
San Francisco Police Department

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