Robbery on Muni bus in Potrero Hill ends in arrest

A Muni bus passenger pulled a gun on two people and robbed them before fleeing, and then attempting to rob a third person, was arrested earlier this week while trying to escape — on a Muni bus.

Derrick Woods, 19, was on the 9-San Bruno as it passed 16th Street Oct. 20 when the incident occurred, according to police.

Woods pulled out a handgun and robbed two people on the bus around 7:30 p.m. and then got off at 18 Street and Potrero Avenue and tried but failed to rob a third person. The victim fought back and Woods’ attempted robbery failed.

Woods then tried to get away by boarding the same Muni line he had robbed two people on, but was arrested by a Mission Station police officer.

He was booked into County Jail on suspicion of robbery, firearm possession and aggravated assault.

Untitled-1

Read more criminal justice news on the Crime Ink page in print. Follow us on Twitter: @sfcrimeinkArrestAssaultCrimeMuniPotrero HillRobberySan Francisco poice

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

US backs down in fight with Harvard, MIT over student visas

The U.S. backed down from a high-profile confrontation with two elite universities… Continue reading

UCSF study finds young adult smokers at high risk of severe coronavirus

Roughly one in three young adults nationwide are at risk of contracting… Continue reading

Haney secures needed support to ask voters to create street cleaning department

Public Advocate proposal also advances toward ballot as anti-corruption measure

Giants, A’s to play exhibition games before start of baseball season

The San Francisco Giants and Oakland A’s announced Monday that they have… Continue reading

Riders should expect big changes when Muni rail returns in August

Reconfigured routes will mean fewer, longer trains through tunnel

Most Read