Thieves target gold, jewelry in San Francisco weekend heists 

Crooks must be keen on the price of gold after four jewelry robberies were reported by cops last weekend.

300 block of Columbus Avenue
Sunday 12:50 a.m.

A 20-year-old man had his necklace ripped off his neck by a man in his 20s, cops said. The victim approached the crook to retrieve his necklace but was pushed and punched in the face for his efforts.

3900 block of 18th Street
Sunday 3:20 a.m.

A 42-year-old man was robbed while he slept in his own living room, police said. The victim woke when he heard a noise from a back bedroom. When he went to find the source of the noise he saw a man in his 30s step out into the hallway. The thief then fled out the front door with the victim’s jewelry box and laptop.

Unit block of Ellis Street
Saturday 4 a.m.

A 26-year-old man was attacked by two hooodlums in their 20s who took his jacket, cash and gold chain, cops said. The two thugs approached the victim and punched him in the face. They then stripped him of his jacket and ripped the gold chain off his neck and fled on foot.

Broadway and Kearny Street
Saturday 12:25 a.m.

A thuggish man in his 20s was able to snatch the gold chain off two victims’ necks, police said. The brute ripped the chain off of a 44-year-old man’s neck. A 21-year-old friend of the victim tried to come to the aid of his friend and his gold necklace was subsequently taken from him. After the successful robbery the crook ultimately failed when he was arrested by cops.

rnagle@sfexaminer.com

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