Alleged Muni-riding robbers now squatting in slammer

Alleged Muni-riding robbers now squatting in slammer

The pinching of two violent squatters Wednesday must have been a relief for the victim of a recent robbery on a Muni bus.

Two men wanted in connection with the vicious heist were found to be trespassing in a vacant unit of the Potrero Hill projects, police said.

The robbery reportedly took place about 10:25 p.m. Monday on a bus traveling in the area of 25th and Connecticut streets, several blocks south of the housing development. A 29-year-old man told cops that another man robbed him of his iPhone at gunpoint. A second man stood by as a lookout, police said.

However, the thugs wanted more.

The armed man “then told the victim that he wanted his wallet as well and pressed the muzzle of the gun to his neck,” police said.

The terrified man complied and the goons fled, but surveillance footage on the bus reportedly captured the incident.

On Wednesday, two people were apprehended while officers patrolled for squatters in the 900 block of Connecticut Street. The pair matched the description of the robbers in the Monday incident.

They were positively identified by the victim at the Bayview Police Station, police said, and both men were booked on armed robbery, weapons and probation-violation charges.

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