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Second arrest made in robbery of Supervisor Wiener

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A man has been arrested and charged in connection with the robbery of Supervisor Scott Wiener last month, according to the District Attorney’s Office.

Damian Wells, 19, is the second person to be charged in relation to the Mission district robbery.

Wells set to be arraigned Tuesday afternoon on second-degree robbery and other counts for his alleged involvement in the robbery, which happened Dec. 18 near the intersection of 16th and Mission streets.

Wiener’s cellphone was allegedly stolen that evening by Lasonya Wells, 40, who Wiener negotiated with for the return of his phone in exchange for cash, police said.

Lasonya Wells allegedly walked Wiener to a nearby ATM with two other suspects to pull out cash, police said. After doing so, Wiener handed the suspected thieves the money and they then returned his phone before fleeing the scene.

Damian Wells has since been identified as one of the other suspects, according to the district attorney’s office. He was arrested while on felony probation for two counts of elder abuse related to a cellphone robbery.

Damian Wells is being held on $150,000 bail and is also facing attempted extortion, grand theft and receipt or buying of stolen property charges, prosecutors said.

Lasonya Wells was arrested at her residence in San Francisco soon after the robbery and arraigned on Dec. 23. She is facing the same charges as Damian Wells.

It’s unclear if the two suspects are related to one another.

Wiener declined to comment on the robbery.

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