San Francisco residents victimized when violent thugs strike 

Numerous people lost their cellphones and cash Tuesday morning in violent San Francisco robberies. There have been no arrests.

Two crooks held a 23-year-old woman at gunpoint in the 700 block of Jones Street at 2:24 a.m. One of the crooks grabbed her phone and demanded her cash, police said. They searched the woman, found no money, and fled with the phone, police said.

About 20 minutes later, a man and a woman snuck up behind a 34-year-old man and punched him in the 800 block of Market Street. The victim fell to the ground and dropped his phone, police said. The female crook snatched the phone and fled, but the victim caught up with her and got his phone back.

Around 4:25 a.m. at Polk Street and Golden Gate Avenue, three men approached a 70-year-old man from behind and demanded his bag. The victim refused, but one of the three thugs brandished a gun while the other snatched the victim’s bag. The suspects, described by police as black men in their 20s, fled on foot.

A block away at Golden Gate Avenue and Larkin Street and just five minutes later, a 37-year-old was attacked and punched by four men who demanded money, cops said. One of the hoodlums pointed a gun at the victim, who surrendered his money. They then fled on foot.

rnagle@sfexaminer.com

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