Man robs Bernal Heights store while attempting to purchase M&Ms

A man apparently with a hankering for M&M’s robbed a store clerk at gunpoint in Bernal Heights on Tuesday afternoon, police said.

The suspect, described as a man in his 30s, entered a convenience store in the 3300 block of Mission Street around 1 p.m. and picked up a bag of the chocolate candies. The store is located in the same block as a five-alarm fire that injured three people and displaced 58 neighbors June 18.

He then approached the counter to pay, but as the clerk opened the register the suspect pulled out a silver handgun and pointed it at the clerk, according to police.

The victim backed away and the suspect pulled cash from the register before placing it into his bag and running away, headed south on Mission Street.

Suspects steal man’s bike, slash his arm with knife

Meanwhile, a 36-year-old man was stabbed and had his bike stolen while riding in the Tenderloin on Tuesday evening, police said.

The victim was riding his bicycle east on Eddy Street when two suspects stopped him and asked for a cigarette around 6:25 p.m., according to police.

The man said no, and one of the suspects then slashed the man’s arm with a knife and proceeded to steal his bicycle, police said.

The victim was taken to a hospital where he received stitches to his arm. No arrests had been made as of Wednesday morning.


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