Two armed robberies, snatch-and-grab reported Tuesday in SF

Two armed robberies and a snatch-and-grab occurred Tuesday across San Francisco, according to police.

The first, the snatch-and-grab, took place near Union Square when a woman was robbed of her laptop near the heavily touristed Powell Street cable car turnaround at the intersection of Powell and Market streets around at 5:50 p.m., according to police.

A suspect in their mid 30s stole a laptop from a 28-year-old woman, injuring her in the process. She was walking across the street when the suspect grabbed her by the shoulder and then grabbed her laptop.

The victim fell to the ground and the suspect fled. No arrest has been made.

The second robbery later Tuesday happened in the Bayview when a 31-year-old man was robbed at knife point, according to police.

The 11 p.m. incident occurred at Silliman and Hamilton streets when two suspects, both men in their 20s, approached the victim from behind.

One of them pulled out a knife and demanded the tablet the victim had been carrying. The two men then fled, and no arrests had been made as of Wednesday.

About a half hour later two people were robbed at gunpoint in Nob Hill near the Broadway tunnel.

The 11:30 p.m. incident near Pacific Avenue and Hyde Street began when the two victims — a 24-year-old man and a 27-year-old woman — were approached by two men in their late 20s or early 30s. Both men pulled out handguns and took a wallet, backpack, money and a cellphone.

The pair then ran to a nearby vehicle and drove away.

No one has been arrested in the case.

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