Woman in Mission district flees armed robbers with gas pedal

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A woman who parked on a Mission district street Monday morning ended up being shot at while fleeing gun-toting robbers, police said.

The incident unfolded about 5:35 a.m. near the intersection of Shotwell and 24th streets. A woman was parked with the engine running and was waiting for someone when a vehicle made a right onto Shotwell Street and stopped, Officer Gordon Shyy said.

“Two occupants got out, approached her vehicle and there was a brief conversation where one of the suspects asked to use her phone,” Shyy said.

The woman reportedly didn’t know the men and refused to lend her phone. One of the men brandished a handgun and demanded the woman’s property, Shyy said, and she gave up her wallet.

The woman then seized upon an opportunity to escape.

“The suspect got distracted by something and turned, and that’s when the victim sped off in her vehicle,” Shyy said.

The suspect opened fire on her car, striking the vehicle. The woman was not injured, police said.

The robbers, described as men in their early 20s, fled. No arrests have been made, Shyy said.

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