UPDATE: Robberies lead to crashes in SF’s western neighborhoods

Three women were arrested after stealing a girl’s purse in the Outer Richmond on Sunday afternoon and then crashing into a parked car while driving away, police said.

Officers responded at 12:09 p.m. to the 700 block of 48th Avenue on a report of the robbery.

Three suspects came up behind two girls and stole the purse of one of the girls.

The suspects ran to a red vehicle and drove away before crashing into a parked SUV at 44th Avenue and Balboa Street. Officers detained the suspects at the scene of the crash.

The three were arrested on suspicion of robbery and conspiracy. The driver was also arrested on suspicion of speeding and being an unlicensed driver.

Anyone with information about the robbery is being asked to call the San Francisco police anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444 or they can text a tip to TIP411 with SFPD at the start of the text.

Meanwhile, two people were arrested Saturday night after they tried to rob another person at an ATM in San Francisco’s Stonestown neighborhood, police said.

Officers responded at 8:05 p.m. to the 500 block of Buckingham Way on a report of the attempted robbery. Two suspects pointed a gun at the victim but then fled and drove away in a white vehicle, police said.

Officers caught up with the suspects’ vehicle on Sunset Boulevard and attempted to stop the driver. But a short pursuit ensued instead, according to police.

The driver drove through a red light at Sunset Boulevard and Wawona Street before their vehicle collided with another vehicle, causing injuries not considered life-threatening to its occupants, according to police.

Officers recovered the gun, which was a fake pistol.

Officers arrested both suspects on suspicion of attempted robbery, conspiracy, assault with a deadly weapon and resisting or delaying a peace officer.

The suspect who was driving was also arrested on suspicion of evading a police officer and hit-and-run, both felonies.

Bay City News Service contributed to this report.


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