A parolee whined to police about losing $2,500 in a soured drug deal in the latest round of criminal craziness in The City.Stockton Street near Sacramento Street3:30 a.m. WednesdayA 49-year-old man said he was in an upstairs bedroom when he heard a loud noise downstairs. He looked out his window and saw someone walking out the front door with his TV and DVD player.Mission and Bosworth streets5:13 p.m. Tuesday Read More
Six armed, masked suspects robbed a Valero gas station in Walnut Creek early this morning, police said.Clad in masks and hoods, the suspects entered the gas station’s store at 605 Ygnacio Valley Road around 3:30 a.m. and stole cash and various items. One suspect shot at a customer pumping gas before the group fled in a dark-colored Volkswagen. The customer was uninjured. Read More
In San Francisco, knives are still popular, but pepper spray and handguns will do in a pinch as some thugs proved this weekend. No arrests have been made. 18th Avenue and Geary Boulevard6 p.m. SundayTwo men, aged 27 and 24, were fighting a 20-year-old knife-wielding goon, who stabbed both victims. Their injuries were not life threatening. 200 block of 28th Street7:45 p.m. Sunday Read More
San Mateo firefighters on Monday helped police detectives track down two men suspected of robbing a gas station at gunpoint, according to the police department.Officers responded to reports of an armed robbery at a 76 gas station at 28th Avenue and El Camino Real at about 10 a.m., according to San Mateo police spokesman Sgt. David Norris. Read More
A woman armed with a gun robbed a credit union near San Francisco’s Stonestown Galleria Mall on Friday afternoon, police said.The robbery was reported around 12:25 p.m. Friday at the SF Fire Credit Union at 565 Buckingham Way.The suspect, described as a woman in her 30s, entered the bank and handed a teller a note. The teller noticed the woman had a revolver in her right hand, according to police. Read More
Bayview police are warning of recent Craigslist-related armed robberies by suspects in Halloween masks that have left prospective used car buyers terrified and out thousands in cash.
The first robbery took place May 12 in the Bayview district, the second May 25 in the nearby Portola district, according to police. Read More
Two people were forcefully robbed and a third was beaten for no apparent reason Wednesday, police said. Two hoodlums, aged between 15 and 10 years old, approached a 15-year-old boy at Thrift and Plymouth streets around 7:35 p.m. and pointed a gun in his chest, cops said. While one hoodlum held the gun the other grabbed the boy’s cellphone. The gun-wielding thug warned the victim against telling anyone. The thieves fled on foot. Read More
Police in South San Francisco are searching for a suspect in an attempted armed robbery of a taxi driver early Wednesday morning.
About 3 a.m., the suspect called for a cab to pick him up at the 2400 block of Oakmont Avenue, according to a report released by the South San Francisco Police Department. Read More
Three store clerks were robbed at gunpoint in San Francisco within four hours early Thursday morning, and police say they believe two of the crimes are related.
The first robbery occurred at 1:20 a.m. at a liquor stone on the 3100 block of 24th Street, according to police spokesman Sgt. Neville Gittens. Two suspects — one black male and one white male — robbed the store of cash at gunpoint before fleeing on foot, Gittens said. Read More
Local law enforcement authorities tracked down and arrested six suspects accused of robbing a credit union in the Bayview district on Wednesday.
Using firearms, the suspects detained workers at the Pacific Postal Credit Union before the branch opened, forcing the employees to lead them to the institution’s vaults, said Lt. William Canning of the San Francisco Police Department’s Robbery Detail. Read More