Creeps follow 70-year-old San Francisco woman home, pistol-whip her

A 70-year-old Excelsior home was pistol-whipped after vicious robbers followed her home Tuesday night, police said.

The woman was struck twice over the head with the gun in front of her home in the 300 block of London Street just before 10 p.m., police Sgt. Michael Andraychak said Wednesday.

Her screams summoned neighbors and scared off the violent crooks, Andraychak said.

She was transported to San Francisco General Hospital. Her injuries were not life threatening, police said.

The victim said she was walking in her neighborhood and confronted the robbers at the corner of Brazil Avenue and London Street. She was suspicious of them, but continued walking. After the woman went through her front gate, one of the suspects, described only as a man in his early 30s, was right behind her, Andraychak said.

He tried to push the gate open while she tried to close it. Then she was attacked with the handgun, police said.

The crook was apparently trying to steal a canvas shopping bag that the victim was carrying, Andraychak said.

The woman screamed and the suspects fled without stealing anything, he said.

Police canvassed the neighborhood to no avail. There were no arrests as of Tuesday afternoon, police said.

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