Neither rain, nor sleet nor thugs.
A postal worker was almost robbed of her mail near Hallidie Plaza on Friday, police said.
The 49-year-old female civil servant’s letters were snatched out of her hand at Eddy and Mason streets about 12:20 p.m., police said.
The victim gave chase and attempted to get the mail back but was pushed by the thief, described by police as a woman in her 20s, who fled with the mail to a nearby Muni bus. Read More
Here's one shotgun offense that fell short.Two hooligans walked away empty-handed after their attempts to rob some men near the Civic Center today were foiled by fleet feet, police said.The duo, one of which was armed with a shotgun, approached the victims on the 1100 block of Market Street at about 3:55 a.m. They first cornered a 36-year-old man and demanded his cellphone. When they pointed the shotgun at him, he ran away, police said. Read More
A woman was zapped in the face with a stun gun during a “brazen” daytime attempted robbery at Haight and Divisadero streets Tuesday, police spokesman Officer Albie Esparza said Thursday. Read More
Two robberies were committed just minutes apart in the Mission District near Dolores Park early Friday morning. Read More
Don’t come between a man – or fetus – and his e-book.The victim of an attempted robbery Sunday thwarted three thugs by going “into a standing fetal position” and tightly guarding his e-book, police said Wednesday.He was clutching the device so tight, the suspects failed to swipe it and fled instead.The robbery occurred in the 600 block of Mason Street just after 2 p.m., the victim told firstname.lastname@example.org Read More