San Francisco man robbed on street before home burgled 

Think you had a bad day? A man who was robbed at gunpoint near City College of San Francisco on Tuesday later learned his home in the Inner Richmond had been burglarized by the same crooks.

The 41-year-old left the campus around 9:20 p.m. and was walking near the intersection of Gennessee Street and Staples Avenue when two puffy-coat-wearing goons, one armed with a semi-automatic handgun, robbed him, police Officer Albie Esparza said Wednesday.

The crooks made off with the man’s computer, cellphone, wallet and a set of keys to his car and home.

Later, the man went home and discovered the front door unlocked. He called police and did not go inside, Esparza said.

Police searched the property, but the crooks were gone. Three Nikon cameras, a Blu-ray player and a PlayStation were swiped, cops said.

The man’s misfortune, police said, serves as an example for how victims should react to being robbed on the street of any information that could identify where they live.

“We don’t want victims to go into the house,” Esparza said. “[The crooks] might still be in there.”

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