In their haste to flee police during a Mission District robbery gone wrong, two suspects made a lot of mistakes. Their biggest one, however, might have been to bring a four-year-old child with them when they allegedly committed their crime.
According to San Francisco Police Department spokesperson Officer Grace Gatpandan, police were called to the 100 block of 27th Street (near Guerrero) on reports of "a possible burglary in progress" at 2:13 this morning after witnesses said "noises and running sounds could be heard inside a building under construction."
When the police arrived, it was clear something was amiss, as officers found the entrances to the building in question "unsecured," Gatpandan says.
As SFPD cleared the breached building, they discovered a 4-year-old boy who Gatpandan says "may possibly be related to the suspects."
Meanwhile, in an attempt to evade the cops, one suspect "ran out of the residence into police custody," Gatpandan says. The other suspect "attempted to flee the area by running along the rooftops," injuring himself in the process, Gatpandan says. He tried to hide, and was tracked down by a US Park Police dog.
Gatpandan did not have any further information on the child, saying simply that the kid was taken to San Francisco General Hospital for evaluation.
"Further information will be available," she promises, once this morning's investigation has been completed.