Cops have lead in Potrero Hill attack

Cops are eyeing a suspect in a cowardly midnight mugging that had a woman fighting for her life in the Potrero Hill neighborhood on Sept. 15.

The 36-year-old woman had just left her car and was walking on the sidewalk in the 2200 block of 18th street when the thug attacked her from behind, police said. The male suspect cut her neck with a box cutter, grabbed her purse and fled, police said.

A neighbor came to her aid, providing direct pressure to the wound to help control the bleeding until emergency crews arrived, cops said.

She suffered life-threatening injuries, but is now recovering, police said.

Before the coward fled, he made a mistake, discarding the box cutter near the scene. Cops already have a suspect in mind in the case, and are awaiting results of DNA analysis of the weapon, police said.

“We should know whether there is a DNA match within the next two weeks or so,” police said last week.

The incident was “especially brutal” because the robber did not even attempt to demand the purse before he cut the woman, police said.

maldax@sfexaminer.com

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