Stymied in their search for a mysterious hooded gas station bandit, the San Francisco Police Department has released video of the man's crime to the public.
According to SFPD spokesperson Officer Carlos Manfredi, the black-clad man you see in the still above and the video below robbed a gas station on the 1100 block of Junipero Serra Boulevard at 5:11 a.m. on Saturday, August 8.
It appears that there's only one gas station on that block, a Chevron station right at 1100 Junipero Serra, near San Francisco State University and the 19th Avenue entrance to Interstate 280. Per SFPD policy, Manfredi could not confirm that the Chevron was the business that was struck.
As you can see in the video, the suspect enters the gas station's convenience store, checks to make sure the coast is clear, and pretends that he's making a purchase.
He then, Manfredi says, approached "the clerk from behind the register, pulling out a handgun and pointing it at the side of the gas station attendant."
In an odd note, it appears that the suspect asks the attendant for a bag for the cash, then as the robber pillages the register, he opts to tote the dough in his pocket, instead. As he flees, the attendant is left, literally, holding the (empty) bag.
Manfredi says that the attendant described the suspect as "a black male between the ages of 27 and 30, approximately 5’9” 160 lbs."
The robber was also wearing a North Face jacket, with the hood obscuring part of his face.
Manfredi asks that anyone with information on this crime contact Sergeant Healy from the Taraval Station Investigation Team at (415) 759-3100. You can also contact SFPD's Anonymous Tip Line at (415) 575-4444 or text them a tip to TIP411, just begin the text message with "SFPD."