Crook burned for $2

A crook got a cup of hot coffee on his face but still robbed a woman of $2 near Union Square on Friday morning, police said.

The victim told cops she was walking to her apartment building in the 800 block of Bush Street at 6:40 a.m., having fetched a cup of coffee.

On the way she noticed the suspect riding his bike in the pouring rain, “which she found unusual,” police said. Then when the victim got to her apartment building, she placed her coffee on the ground to get her keys.

“As she did this, she noticed someone standing behind her,” police said.

That person standing behind her was the bike-riding crook. He demanded her cash. She then threw her coffee into the suspect’s face, police said.

The thief was not deterred. He reached in the victim’s pocket and stole $2, police said. He then fled in an unknown direction.

“Several officers responded to the area, but were unable to locate the suspect,” police said.

maldax@sfexaminer.com

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