Armed robbers run roughshod on SF residents

Armed robbers ran roughshod on city residents this week in San Francisco crimes.

2500 block of Mission Street
9 p.m. Tuesday

A 31-year-old man was pepper-sprayed and robbed by a thug in his 30s, cops said. The crook demanded the victim’s property. The victim refused and was pepper-sprayed. The crook fled on foot with the victim’s cellphone, wallet and cash.

Larkin and California streets
10:55 p.m. Tuesday

A man in his 20s robbed a bicyclist at gunpoint, cops said. The 32-year-old victim was kneeling on the corner of the intersection repairing his tire when the gun-toting goon approached and demanded the cyclist’s cash. The cyclist complied. The goon reached into the victim’s pocket and stole his phone, too, and fled on Larkin Street.

3100 block of Mission Street
1:20 a.m. Wednesday

A robbery was foiled by an alert neighbor, police said. A 21-year-old woman was standing in front of her home when a man in his 20s approached and pointed a gun at her. She screamed. The neighbor stuck his head out of his window and yelled at the crook who fled in a waiting black vehicle. Cops located the vehicle and arrested the suspect.  

Fillmore and Page streets
3:35 a.m. Wednesday

A 24-year-old woman was robbed at gunpoint by four teenaged punks, cops said. The woman was in front of her home when the four hoodlums surrounded her, pointed the gun at her and demanded her backpack. The punks fled with her jewelry, backpack and credit card.

rnagle@sfexaminer.com

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