Courtesy of SFPDIshmael Watkins

Two arrested in connection with attempted robbery of tourist in Golden Gate Park

San Francisco police announced two arrests today in connection with an attempted robbery of a tourist in Golden Gate Park last week, Officer Albie Esparza said in a statement.

Ishmael Watkins, 20, of Oakland and a juvenile suspect from Daly City were arrested last Thursday after they allegedly attempted to rob a tourist from Egypt near the Conservatory of Flowers, Esparza said.

The incident occurred about 2:10 p.m. when the tourist was approached by three suspects, one of which was armed with a gun, Esparza said. One of the suspects demanded the tourist’s belongings, but he was able to get help and call 911.

The suspects fled but a witness reportedly kept an eye on them and officers were able to find and detain three suspects. The third suspect was released and not charged, Esparza said.

The two suspects arrested were positively matched by the witness and the victim, Esparza said, and the gun used in the attempted robbery was recovered.

Watkins was booked into County Jail on charges of attempted robbery, brandishing a firearm, conspiracy, probation violation and using a false name, while the juvenile was booked into the Juvenile Justice Center on suspicion of attempted robbery, conspiracy and brandishing a firearm.Attempted RobberyBay Area NewsCrimeCrime & CourtsIshmael WatkinsSan Francisco Police Department

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

Tenderloin merchants, residents come together over street closures

Parts of Larkin, Golden Gate to close four days a week to promote outdoor business, dining

Enter ‘The Matrix’: Drive-in movies during a pandemic

Though it’s fun to take in a film and drink, I miss watching bartenders make cocktails

Twin Peaks closure leads to complaints from neighbors

Twin Peaks Boulevard will no longer be entirely closed to motor vehicles… Continue reading

David Kubrin on Marxism and magic in the Mission

Former academic, industrial designer pens book on alternative, or people’s, science

Fire danger high in North and East Bay as region enters another hot, dry weekend

Spare the Air Alert issued for Sunday as heat, smoke and fumes expected to increase

Most Read