January 23, 2009

Crime Beat

Information is from Mission and Ingleside District San Francisco Police Station newsletters.
January 19

Robbery -- 3:10pm. 2900 block of Diamond St. A 32 year old Noe Valley man had his cell phone and earpods snatched from his hands as he exited a MUNI bus. He fought for control of the items only to have the robber's accomplice knock him to the ground. The robbers were described as black males in their late teens wearing dark baggy clothing. The pair split up after the crime, one fleeing north on Diamond Street, the other running south.

January 22

Attempted Robbery -- 8:15 pm. 27th & Church Streets. A Noe Valley man found himself surrounded by three male teenagers who demanded his backpack. He refused to comply and one of the teens produced a handgun and threatened him. One of the robbers punched the man in the face and he ran from them. The suspects fled empty handed and the police were called. As Officer Androvich interviewed the victim on the 1500 block of Church Street, the man pointed out the suspects as they passed by inside a MUNI LRV. Sergeant Kim and posse stopped the train at Church and Cesar Chavez Streets and detained four teens. A replica handgun was found near one of the suspects. The victim identified his assailants and three of the four were charged with attempted robbery. The three perpetrators: a 16 year old Tenderloin District resident, a 15 year old Mission District resident, and a 15 year old SOMA District resident, were turned over to probation officers at the Juvenile Justice Center. Sergeant Branconi, Robbery Detail, took over the investigation. Case 090081515