Police investigating fourth home-invasion robbery in San Francisco in four days

Police are investigating the fourth home-invasion robbery in San Francisco in four days after five men, one with a gun drawn, burst into a home in Visitacion Valley on Monday night.

The suspects, five men of unknown age and description, entered the house in the first block of Ervine Street about 8:50 p.m., police said. One of the men had a gun and ordered the residents, a 27-year-old man and 26-year-old woman, to lay face down while the other suspects ransacked the house.

The crooks fled with two smartphones and a firearm, and no arrests were made.

The incident was the fourth such robbery in four days in The City.

Early Sunday, two men broke into a Lower Haight apartment in the 300 block of Buchanan Street and assaulted a sleeping woman before tying her up and stealing cash from her closet.

On Saturday, an elderly couple were victimized in their Diamond Heights home by two men who forced the victims to walk around the house and point out their valuables. Their car was also stolen.

And on Friday, an Oceanview resident also woke up to find burglars in her home. After seeing an unknown man leave her residence, she answered a knock on her front door, where she was greeted by a knife-wielding woman who also walked the victim around the house to point out valuables. She too was tied up by the crooks before they fled.

No arrests were made in those three incidents either.

None of the victims sustained serious injuries.

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