Two women in their 60s robbed in SF

Two women in their 60s were robbed of their purses, cellphones and cash Thursday in San Francisco, police said.

The second robbery was reported at 10 p.m. at Washington and Leavenworth streets in the Nob Hill neighborhood.

Police said a woman was walking east on Washington Street when two suspects got out of a nearby vehicle.

The suspects approached the victim. One suspect grabbed the woman’s arms while the other suspect took her handbags.

Then the first suspect pushed the woman to the ground, got back into the vehicle and the vehicle went east on Washington Street.

The victim was not injured. Police said the suspects are at large.

Another robbery was reported at 7:25 p.m. in the 900 block of Geary Street in the Tenderloin neighborhood.

Police said a 61-year-old woman was approached from behind by a suspect who grabbed the woman’s purse and punched her.

The woman fell to the ground and the suspect got away with her purse, wallet, cash and cellphone.

Police said the suspect ran down Geary Street then south on Polk Street.

The victim suffered injuries not considered life-threatening but refused medical care.

Police said the suspect is at large. Officers were not immediately available to say whether the two robberies are related.

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