South City police search for Prius thieves

South San Francisco police are searching for three or four male suspects who robbed three women and stole their Toyota Prius on Wednesday night.

Around 10:15 p.m., the women, one of whom had a 1-year-old baby in the car, parked the silver Prius at a convenience store in the 2200 block of Gellert Boulevard, according to police.

When the women got out of the vehicle, the suspects exited a Dodge Durango, brandished a pistol and demanded their purses. The owner of the Toyota was pistol-whipped, police said.

After the suspects left, the car owner realized she had given them the keys to her car.

When she went back to the store parking lot, she saw her Prius and a red van being driven away, police said.

One of the victims memorized the Durango's license plate and police later found it at the owner's home in the Reston Court area with some of the stolen items inside.

None of the suspects were at the home.

Police are still investigating the case and asking anyone with information to call South San Francisco police at (650) 877-8900.

Bay City News

Bay Area NewsCrimeCrime & Courts

Just Posted

San Francisco supervisors are considering plans to replace trash cans — a “Renaissance” garbage can is pictured on Market Street — with pricey, unnecessary upgrades. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
San Francisco must end ridiculous and expensive quest for ‘pretty’ trash cans

SF’s unique and pricey garbage bins a dream of disgraced former Public Works director

Pachama, a Bay Area startup, is using technology to study forests and harness the carbon-consuming power of trees. (Courtesy Agustina Perretta/Pachama)
Golden Gate Park visitors may take a survey about options regarding private car access on John F. Kennedy Drive, which has been the subject of controversy during the pandemic.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Your chance to weigh in: Should JFK remain closed to cars?

Host of mobility improvements for Golden Gate Park proposed

Water towers in Mendocino, where wells have dried up, are pictured in August. (Max Whittaker/New York Times)
As California drought deepens, water use drops only 1.8%

North Coast and Bay Area residents cut water use while Southern Californians didn’t

Dreamforce returned to San Francisco in person this week – but with a tiny sliver of past attendance. (Courtesy Salesforce)
Dreamforce returns with hundreds on hand, down from 170,000 in the past

High hopes for a larger Salesforce conference shriveled during the summer

Most Read