A normal shift ended up being a work nightmare for a San Francisco taxi driver early Tuesday morning, as a would-be customer turned out to be an armed assailant, police said.The cabbie, a 54-year-old woman, was making a routine drop-off on the 100 block of Tucker Avenue in the Ingleside district when her passenger, a black male between 30 and 40 years old, took out a semiautomatic handgun and demanded her car keys and money. Read More
A bank robbery suspect is on the loose after hitting a Chase Bank branch in San Mateo on Tuesday, according to police.Around 1 p.m., San Mateo Police said officers and detectives responded to the Chase branch at 1730 South El Camino Real for a robbery.No one was injured in the robbery, but the suspect walked off with an undisclosed amount of cash. Read More
Two assailants shoved a gun into the stomach of a Muni passenger and demanded money from the man, before punching him multiple times and stealing his laptop computer Tuesday night. Read More
This brute didn’t have much of a getaway planned.A 40-year-old man in the hallway of a building in the 100 block of Turk Street was robbed by a 27-year-old man Wednesday at 1:28 a.m., police said. The hooligan pushed the man to the ground and held a knife to his neck and demanded money, cops said. The victim turned over his loot while the crook retreated to a room at the same address where he was found by the cops and arrested, police said. Read More
District Attorney Kamala Harris announced Tuesday the sentencing of convicted identity thief Michael Scott Lewis to four years in prison. Lewis was sentenced after pleading guilty to 11 felony and four misdemeanor counts on charges that included identity theft, possession of personal identifying information, endangering persons while evading police and other related crimes, the District Attorney’s Office said. Read More
Ahh, a peaceful Muni ride, listening to tunes on your iPod.
A 19-year-old woman was rudely ripped from her listening pleasure Monday after a 20-year-old brute yanked the iPod from her hands, police said.
The woman was sitting on a Muni bus at Geneva and San Jose avenues when the hoodlum snatched the popular device, cops said. Read More
Cops put an early end to this robbery spree.
Two men in their 20s were robbed of their cell phones and iPods in separate incidents Monday night by the same group of goons, cops said.
At around 10:30 p.m., a 28-year-old man in the area of Laguna Honda Boulevard and Woodside Avenue was approached by two suspects, ages 17 and 20, who demanded his goods, police said.
The hooligans drew their guns on the victim, who turned over his property. Read More
A thieving thug hurled a tip jar inside a Tenderloin restaurant Monday, injuring a person, but only after pocketing the tips, police said.The suspect waltzed into the eatery on the 900 block of Larkin Street, swiped the tip jar, pocketed its money, and then hurled the jar at a person who chased after him around 7:20 p.m., police said.A 53-year-old male victim suffered minor injuries after being struck by the jar. The suspect was described as a white man in his 20s. Read More
Two victims had little to give thanks for after being assaulted and robbed Thursday, police said. A 19-year-old man was punched in the face and lost his cell phone after a robbery in the 1800 block of 25th Street just after midnight, cops said. The victim complained of pain to his cheek, but refused medical attention, cops said. Read More
Correction: This story originally reported that the First Republic Bank at 3533 California St. was robbed. The First Republic Bank was not robbed Nov. 26, a different bank in Laurel Village was robbed that day. Read More