Two arrested in San Francisco after cellphone struggle

An attempted cellphone robbery inside the Jack in the Box restaurant on Geary Street near Union Square was thwarted early Thursday after the courageous victim stood his ground, police said.

About 12:15 a.m., police said, thugs hungry for fast loot grabbed a 21-year-old man’s cellphone inside the eatery, which is located at the Mason Street intersection.

A 21-year-old suspect attempted to flee with the phone, police said, but the victim caught him and fought to get it back. The second suspect, a 19-year-old man, reportedly struck the victim from behind. However, the struggle lasted long enough for police officers to arrive and make arrests.

The victim’s injuries were minor, police said.

Bay Area NewsCrimeCrime & CourtsLaw and DisorderLocalUnion Square

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

SFUSD educators hit with layoff warning

Superintendent says district faces budget shortfall, depleted reserves

SF to provide $350K to help struggling nonprofit care for youth in crisis

City stopped sending clients to Edgewood Center after sexual abuse allegations emerged

Becerra sues Trump administration over Delta water diversions

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra sued President Donald Trump’s administration in federal… Continue reading

CalTrans settles lawsuit over homeless sweeps on state property

Settlement requires agency to give warning before taking property and assist with retrieval

Plan to relocate Bayview charter school meets with resistance

School district wants to move KIPP elementary to vacant Treasure Island school site

Most Read