Unsuccessful robbery attempt results in arrests

An attempted robbery was discovered by San Francisco Police Department early Monday morning an hour after two successful robberies were reported.

This latest attempt happened around 4:40 a.m. Monday, when a 25-year-old man attempted to get into a cab in the 1000 block Mission Street, according to police, when two men approached him.

The victim told police he was punched in the face and kicked after refusing to hand over his cell phone to the suspects. One suspect showed the victim a chrome revolver, which turned out to be fake, police said.

Nothing was taken from the victim, according to police. The suspects fled on foot, but did not get away for long. They were caught by police and charged with aggravated assault and attempted robbery.

The victim was transported to San Francisco General Hospital and is expected to survive.

This incident occurred one block and one hour after a pair of successful robberies. It is unknown if all three incidents are connected. In the two earlier incidents, arrests were not reported by police.

akoskey@sfexaminer.com

Bay City News contributed to this report

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