Bay Area detectives say they are hot on the tail of the “Cubicle Con.”
A “smooth-talking” thief has reportedly been posing as a customer at various businesses across the region and distracting employees in order to swipe cellphones and tablets off desks. 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
A driver accused of plowing a stolen vehicle into a pedestrian who was headed to a church Christmas event in South San Francisco on Dec. 19 pleaded not guilty to the charges earlier this week.
Michael John Weiler, 27, who lives in his girlfriend’s South City home, had reportedly been driving a stolen truck when he struck and injured a man who had just gotten out of his car near All Souls Catholic Church on Walnut Avenue. Read More
A heartless crook stole a South San Francisco woman’s wheelchair and walker last week while she waited for a ride to her doctor’s appointment, police said.
The thief swiped the 65-year-old woman's items from the sidewalk while she was inside her home in the 100 block of Gardiner Avenue about 10:15 a.m. Wednesday. She had been awaiting a pick-up from a Redi-Wheels van, police said. Read More
A knife-toting thief disguised as a delivery man forced his way into a South San Francisco home on Tuesday, but ended up losing a battle with the resident, police said.The victim told police the doorbell rang just after 10 a.m. in the 2200 block of Kenry Way. The suspect, described as a light-skinned man in his 20s, pretended to be making a delivery but then forced his way in when the victim opened the door, police said. Read More
Police are warning South San Francisco residents about a grabby creep that may have tried to abduct a schoolgirl Monday morning.The suspect, described as a short black man with dreadlocks, grabbed the juvenile by the arm and tried to pull her away as she was walking in the 700 block of Camaritas Avenue around 8:45 a.m.She demanded that he let go and was able to free herself from the perv. She escaped to a nearby school and was not injured, police said. Read More
A pint-sized perv’s attempt to kidnap a woman jogger in South San Francisco on Saturday failed when she kneed him twice in the groin, police said. She did not report the incident to police until Wednesday. The woman was jogging on Centennial Way, just north of Spruce Avenue, when the 5-foot, 4-inch creep grabbed her from behind by the waist around 7:30 a.m. Read More
These hair-brained crooks gave their victim a trim. Four men violently robbed a tourist in South San Francisco on Monday – not only stealing cash, but also a clump of his hair, police said.
The Hispanic men beat the 34-year-old tourist from Southlake, Texas, to the ground in the 100 block of Gateway Boulevard. They attacked him on the street around 10 p.m., punching him in the face and stomach before swiping all of his cash, police spokeswoman Sgt. Joni Lee said. Read More
Three teens were arrested early Friday morning after a witness reported seeing a group spray painting graffiti and appearing to break into the maintenance room at Sellick Park, South San Francisco police said.
When officers arrived at the park, located at 5 Appian Way, around 1:30 a.m., police found blue and green spray paint covering the walls of the maintenance supply room and restrooms. Officers saw six juveniles running away from the park. Read More