Three people robbed of their laptops in SF on Monday

At least three people had their laptops taken from them in robberies in San Francisco on Monday, police said.

The first two happened within minutes of each other in the Union Square area.

About 12:44 p.m., a 42-year-old man walking in the area of Bush and Powell streets was robbed of the laptop he was carrying by a man who appeared to be in his 20s who fled to a waiting four-door gold car, police said. The car drove south on Powell Street.

About three minutes later, a 26-year-old woman walking in the 100 block of Mason Street had her laptop ripped out of her hands by a similarly described suspect who also fled in a four-door gold car, police said.

Those two victims were not injured in the robberies.

The third laptop was stolen about six hours later in the Portola neighborhood, police said.

About 6:29 p.m., a 22-year-old woman was sitting in her car near San Bruno and Thorton avenues when two men who appeared to be in their 20s approached and pepper-sprayed the victim in the face before grabbing the laptop from inside the car and fleeing.

The woman was treated at the scene for her injuries, which were not life-threatening.

No arrests were made in any of the incidents as of Tuesday.Bay Area NewsCrimeCrime & CourtsLaptopsRobberySan Francisco Police Department

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