San Francisco police arrest two in pot burglary

Gun-toting robbers got a massive comedown after San Francisco cops busted them for swiping three large bags of marijuana in a home invasion, police said.

The alleged crooks — two teenagers from Alameda — responded to an Internet advertisement Friday for the sale of medical marijuana, police said. They met the seller at a Richmond district home in the 400 block of Ninth Avenue at 1:15 p.m.

The victim, a 24-year-old man, brought the robbers to his living room, where the pot was. One of the crooks asked to use the bathroom, and when he returned he pointed a silver gun at the victim and his roommate, police said.

They grabbed three bags, each with a pound of pot, and fled. The victim called 911, and a Richmond Station motorcycle cop on patrol spotted the suspects running southbound on Ninth Avenue and Anza Street, police said. The cop followed them, saw them hop into a 1991 red Toyota Celica at Ninth and Balboa, and then blocked them off with his motorcycle and ordered them out of the car.

Kevin Carey Harvell II, 18, and Aivan Eugene Acala, 19, were taken into custody without incident. Police recovered the pot and loaded gun. The suspects were charged with robbery, burglary, illegal weapon possession, conspiracy and various narcotics counts. They remain in custody, police said.

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