AP file photoA woman was robbed of her cellphone as she was waiting for a cable car on Wednesday. Police arrested a suspect and she was able to retrieve her phone.

Woman waiting for cable car robbed of cellphone


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A woman was robbed of her cellphone while she was waiting for an iconic San Francisco cable car in Nob Hill on Wednesday, police said, just a few blocks away from the Cable Car Museum.

A woman was robbed of her cellphone while she was waiting for an iconic San Francisco cable car in Nob Hill on Wednesday, police said, just a couple blocks away from the Cable Car Museum.

The 57-year-old victim, a San Francisco resident, was waiting at the intersection of Leavenworth and Washington streets about 7:30 p.m. when a teenaged male suspect ran up and grabbed her cellphone.

The woman struggled to hold onto it, but the suspect was able to free it from her grasp and fled the scene on foot, police Officer Albie Esparza said. The victim grabbed the suspect as he tried to flee westbound on Washington while an alleged accomplice was yelling across the street. The two were able evade the victim but were arrested a short while later.

The suspects were apprehended by police at Leavenworth and Bush streets, Esparza said.

They were identified as Dionne Allen, 18, and Dylan Young, 19, both of Vallejo.

They were both booked on charges of conspiracy, robbery and possession of stolen property, Esparza said. Several witnesses and the victim helped identify the men to police.

The woman was able to recover her cellphone.

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