‘Prolific’ robbery suspect arrested in Richmond district, police say

A 21-year-old man suspected of committing a series of robberies in the Richmond district in early October was arrested last week, police said.

Alexander Posada, of San Francisco, is alleged to have preyed on women walking by themselves in the outer neighborhoods of the Richmond during the first two weeks of the month, police said.

Posada allegedly stole purses and cellphones from up to five women until last Thursday, when he was arrested near 16th Avenue and Fulton Street by plainclothes officers from Richmond Station and investigators from the Major Crimes Unit.

The officers had “formulated a plan” and surveyed the 4000 block of Fulton Street during the investigation. Posada was booked at County Jail on suspicion of robbery-related charges in connection with two robberies committed the night of his arrest.

On Tuesday morning, prosecutors charged Posada with four counts of second-degree robbery, the District Attorney’s Office said.

According to court records, Posada allegedly stole iPhone 6 smartphones from four separate victims.

Posada also had a previous conviction for the sale and offer to sell of a controlled substance, court records show.

Posada is scheduled to be arraigned at the Hall of Justice on Tuesday afternoon.

He’s also the suspect in at least five other street robberies, police said.

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