This dog’s tricks might be getting old.
An assisted living facility in Daly City was the target last weekend of a brazen thief who distracted an employee long enough to make off with her smartphone. Read More
A prolific cellphone thief is apparently cashing in on the rising trend of thefts from offices.
In the past two weeks, South San Francisco police reported, a crook posing as a customer has stolen from a furniture store, two dental offices and two auto dealers. The same suspect also has struck businesses in Burlingame three times since Feb. 27. Read More
NEW YORK (AP) — Apple is set for a possible summer launch of the next iPhone, rather than a fall launch like the last two models, according to a report Tuesday in The Wall Street Journal.
Apple Inc. is also working on a cheaper iPhone model that could win it some market share in developing countries, the paper said. It cited unnamed people "familiar with the device's production." Read More
BEIJING — Apple apologized to Chinese consumers after government media attacked its repair policies for two weeks in a campaign that reeked of economic nationalism. Read More
Both mobile device manufacturers and service providers have given District Attorney George Gascón what he said are unsatisfactory answers on how to slow down the pace of thefts in San Francisco. Read More
City Attorney Dennis Herrera is announcing a new smartphone app today that allows people to report nonemergency code enforcement and nuisance issues in a quicker, more efficient manner.
The Code Enforcement Team, a group of lawyers inside the City Attorney’s Office, already works with many San Francisco agencies to help enforce codes and laws in areas that include housing, safety and health. Read More
A good Samaritan really stuck his leg out Wednesday -- literally -- to help a woman who was robbed of her iPhone on a Muni bus when he reportedly tripped the fleeing robber in UN Plaza, leading to his arrest.Police responded to the plaza on a battery call and found that nearby security officers had detained the accused mugger. Read More
He’ll probably receive a phone call from hell.
Police are hunting for an impious robber who swiped an iPhone from a 6-year-old boy outside a San Francisco church during prayer services last weekend.
About 7:20 p.m. Saturday, police said, officers responded to a Baptist church at Palou Avenue and Quint Street in the Silver Terrace neighborhood on a report of a robbery. Read More
This might not be something they teach you in high school: Don’t rob someone in front of a police station.
Bayview cops had their work come to them Tuesday when a 15-year-old crook robbed a woman across the street from the police station, Capt. Robert Sullivan said. Read More
A man accused of burglarizing the late Steve Jobs’ Palo Alto home last month — making off with electronics, jewelry and even the Apple co-founder’s wallet, which contained a $1 bill — reportedly had no idea whose home it was before he broke in, authorities said.
Kariem McFarlin, 35, of Alameda, was arrested Aug. 2 and charged with the July 17 burglary of Jobs’ home on Waverley Street, which had been vacant for renovations. Read More