Crooks get physical in San Francisco robberies, thefts

Thugs got physical in robberies that spanned The City late Tuesday and early Wednesday.

Mason and Jefferson streets
8 p.m. Tuesday

A 30-year-old man was pushed and robbed of his cash at Fisherman’s Wharf, cops said. The victim was just sitting in the wharf when a crook in his 30s came up and pushed him and took his cash. The crook, however, was caught by the cops.

100 block of Montana Street
11:45 p.m. Tuesday

An 18-year-old woman was thrown to the ground and robbed of her purse, police said. The victim was attacked by a man in his 20s who pushed her to the ground and ripped her purse from her hands and fled.

19th and Eureka streets
12:20 a.m. Wednesday

A 38-year-old man was robbed by a gun-wielding goon, cops said. The crook fled in a waiting car that was described as a white or gray Honda sports car. No description of the crook was available.

2000 block of Market Street
2:10 a.m. Wednesday

A 44-year-old shoplifter busted stealing bottles of booze threatened the store security guard with a knife before fleeing, cops said. He was later arrested.

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