Courtesy of the San Mateo County Sheriff's OfficeRichard Gerson Gonzalez

Courtesy of the San Mateo County Sheriff's OfficeRichard Gerson Gonzalez

South City man pleads no contest to felony robbery charges

An 18-year-old South San Francisco resident pleaded no contest Tuesday to felony charges in connection with a February robbery and assault, San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said.

About midnight Feb. 3, Richard Gerson Gonzalez walked up to a woman on Walnut Avenue and said, “Give me your money, bitch” and, “I own this block.” The woman crossed the street to get away, but he followed her and continued to yell, “Give me your money, bitch.” He then punched her in the shoulder and pushed her to the ground, Wagstaffe said.

Gonzalez then kicked her in the shoulder and took her purse.

A man driving by stopped to help the woman.

After calling police, she and the man followed Gonzalez as he threw items from the purse onto the ground while walking away, Wagstaffe said.

Police arrived and arrested Gonzalez.

On his way to jail, prosecutors said Gonzalez told police that “I socked that bitch.”

On Tuesday, he pleaded no contest to felony robbery charges on the condition of no more than two years in state prison, Wagstaffe said.

Gonzalez remains in custody on $50,000 bail and is scheduled to return to court May 15 for sentencing.

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