Two men were stabbed after an argument with two other men Saturday near the Ferry Building escalated into a fight, police said. One victim was left with life-threatening injuries.
Muni bus bandit swaps face punch for cellphone
A man was robbed of his cellphone and punched in the face while exiting a Muni vehicle in the Portola district Saturday, police said.
Another victim came forward Friday in the wide-reaching jewelry scam targeting Asians. A woman told police that she fell for a group of con artists’ unlucky charms — to the tune of $24,000.
San Francisco police have been making arrests and warning the public about a sophisticated scam where Asian women are targeted by cons who work in tandem to convince the women that a bracelet brings fortune and good luck.
The owner of a liquor store near Redwood City was robbed at gunpoint Friday night, the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office said.
The incident was reported at 9:01 p.m. at One Stop Liquors at 390 Fourth Ave. in the unincorporated North Fair Oaks neighborhood. The owner told deputies that one of two suspects pointed a semi-automatic handgun at him and demanded he open the cash register, sheriff’s officials said. The pair then fled with cash.
Bayview Police Station officers arrested a suspect Monday in connection with the April 21 shooting that left a man in critical condition, police said.
An officer reportedly saw the suspect riding a bike in the area of Third Street and Newcomb Avenue about 2:30 p.m. and arrested him without incident.
Authorities are casting a wide net in their hunt for “shameless” foreign con artists who have been targeting older Chinese women in multiple U.S. cities, including San Francisco.
Last week, five suspects in the apparently well-organized foreign ring were detained by police as they were boarding a flight to Hong Kong at San Francisco International Airport. They reportedly had about $50,000 in stolen cash and heaps of loot, including jewelry and cellphones, in their luggage.
Two women were robbed, one woman was arrested and a burglary was interrupted in separate crimes. Fulton and Octavia streets, 5:18 p.m. TuesdayA 28-year-old woman was robbed of her purse, police said. Two men and a woman snatched the purse and ran. When the victim tried to follow, they pointed a gun at her and told her to back off. 4000 block of 26th Street, 4:47 a.m. Monday
A woman was robbed at gunpoint Tuesday in front of her Marina district home, police Officer Albie Esparza said.
The 32-year-old victim was opening her garage when she arrived home near Divisadero and Bay streets at 8:53 p.m. when a man holding a gun approached and told her to “give him everything she had,” police said.
300 block of Monterey Boulevard, 8:25 a.m. Monday
A man’s bike, helmet and sunglasses were stolen, police said. The victim saw that the cabinet where he kept his bike had been forced open.
Unit block of Phelan Avenue, 5:15 p.m. Monday
Just one more beer.
A Bayview man was cited and arrested for allegedly imbibing a beer while “throwing bones” Saturday in Mendell Plaza.
Bike-riding cops in the 1400 block of Mendell Street saw the man drinking a beer outside while playing dominoes about 1:45 p.m., police said. He was detained and given a citation.
The man then went to a nearby liquor store, bought another beer and began drinking it in front of the officers. They approached him again, but he fled.
A man was stabbed after exiting a 14-Mission Muni bus Tuesday morning, police Sgt. Michael Andraychak said.
The 42-year-old was on the bus near 26th Street about 1:20 a.m. when four young men asked him his gang affiliation, police said. The victim left the bus, but the four thugs followed and attacked him, Andraychak said.
The man was punched and then felt a sharp pain in his chest, he told police, adding that he noticed at least one of the suspects was holding knife.