SF struck by a series of armed robberies Thursday and early Friday

Five people were the victims of armed robberies in four separate incidents Thursday evening and Friday morning, according to police.

The first stick up, at a store on the 500 block of Precita Street, near Precita Park in Bernal Heights, left a 69-year-old clerk with an empty cash register.

At 4:58 p.m. police received a report that a man in his 20s walked into the store and pulled out a revolver, removing cash from the register and then running away.

About a half hour later at 5:30 p.m. a 23-year-old man was robbed and assaulted while on a Muni bus South of Market.

The victim was on the bus when two men in their 20s started yelling at him. Then one of the suspects took the victim’s cell phone and punched him in the face before taking his wallet. When the victim tried to get his things back, one of the robbers pulled out a pistol. The two suspects them ran from the bus.

At 7:50 p.m. police received a report of another robbery in the Outer Mission.

A 21-year-old man was approached by two men in their late teens or early 20s and asked if he was in a gang. Then one of the men pulled up his shirt to reveal a handgun as the other suspect took the victim’s wallet and cell phone. The pair then fled.

Then, at 2:30 a.m. Friday an armed suspect got out of dark gray Toyota Corolla at the intersection of Mission and 10th streets and robbed two men. After taking the two victims’ wallets and phones, the assailant fled.

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