San Francisco crooks working from home this week

A man was wrapped in duct tape and robbed by an apparently organized gang of crooks in a San Francisco hotel room — one of several crimes that occurred indoors in the past two days.

200 block of Seventh Street
9 p.m. Monday

A 29-year-old man invited to a hotel room by a 38-year-old woman was robbed by a gang of goons. Shortly after he arrived, two strangers stormed in and wrapped him in duct tape. They were apparently alerted by text message. The two goons fled the scene in a silver vehicle with the victim’s cellphone, iPod, laptop, wallet and cash. Some of the suspects remained at large Tuesday, but police arrested several suspects including the 38-year-old woman.

500 block of Steiner Street
3 a.m. Tuesday

A 61-year-old man woke up when he heard a noise and was shocked to see someone standing at the foot of his bed. After a verbal exchange the burglar fled through an open window with the victim’s laptop. The crook jumped from the second floor to the street and fled on foot.

500 block of Kansas Street
4:15 a.m. Tuesday

A 48-year-old man woke up when he heard his dog barking. He went downstairs to his kitchen to investigate when he saw a man grab his laptop off the table and run out the back door. The crook jumped into a waiting vehicle driven by another suspect and fled. The suspect’s descriptions are unknown.

rnagle@sfexaminer.com

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