A series of commercial burglaries on Clement Street in the Richmond District have police on the lookout for what they think is a serial burglar along the commercial corridor.
Richmond Station’s new Capt. Paul Yep told a group of captains about the crimes last week, even as recent statistics show such crimes have been static citywide this year to date.
So far this year in San Francisco there have been 1,756 burglaries of all kinds compared to 1,763 this time last year.
In the area covered by Richmond Station, from March to April the district saw burglaries jump by 21 percent, from 28 in March to 34 in April.
Yep said while the district has seen burglaries across the board, the area most impacted has been a cluster along Clement Street east of Park Presidio.
The suspect in many of these burglaries is a white man in his mid 40s, of whom Yep said they have a grainy image from a security camera.
“He seems to like Friday nights,” said Yep.
His pattern is to break in, rummage and take whatever cash can be found. So far he has hit a florist and a travel agency, among other businesses.
Yep said no arrests have been made in the case as of Monday.
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