Muni passengers struggle, fight to keep their phones from thieves

More robbery reports on Muni vehicles over the weekend continue disturbing trend.

Third and Evans streets
10 p.m. Friday

One of three teenage girls snatched a cellphone from a 34-year-old man’s hands on the T-Third line. The victim chased down and tackled the punk. He was pepper-sprayed, but he won back his phone.

Gough and McAllister streets
11:28 a.m. Sunday

One of three suspects grabbed a man’s cellphone on a Muni bus. The victim, 31, fought for it back — at one point biting the suspect’s hamstring. But the suspect’s pal intervened and they successfully fled with the phone.

Mission Street and Richland Avenue
11:50 p.m. Sunday

A thief in his late 20s attempted to swipe a 22-year-old woman’s phone on a Muni bus, but she fought for it. The suspect eventually fled with the phone.

Eddy and Larkin streets
11:50 p.m. Friday

A 23-year-old man was punched while on a Muni coach. The suspect, a man in his 30s, then fled the bus with his cellphone.

maldax@sfexaminer.com

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