Charlie Neibergall/2006 AP file photoA woman driving a U-Haul truck was arrested this morning after reportedly striking a fire truck with the U-Haul and fleeing the scene.

Victim’s teeth knocked out in Mission district robbery

Two men and one boy were arrested in connection with a Mission district robbery on Tuesday, in which the victim had his teeth knocked out, police Officer Gordon Shyy said.

The 23-year-old victim was in the 3700 block of 17th Street about 1:20 a.m. when two men jumped out of a U-Haul van and ordered him to empty his pockets, Shyy said. One of the suspects reportedly punched the victim in the mouth, knocking out his teeth, while the other allegedly took the victim's wallet and cellphone, before fleeing in the U-Haul that was reportedly being driven by a juvenile suspect.

The victim was treated at the scene for his injuries, which were not life threatening.

Officers later located the U-Haul and took the three suspects into custody, Shyy said.

Dionte Jones-Law, 19, of Fremont, and Rafael Long, 19, of San Francisco were booked on multiple felony counts of robbery, conspiracy and mayhem, Shyy said. The juvenile was taken into custody and booked in the San Francisco Juvenile Justice Center.

Witnesses at the scene and the victim positively identified the suspects.

The status of the U-Haul, which had Arizona plates, is still under investigation, and is being held as evidence in the case. Investigators are trying to determine who rented the van, Shyy said.

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