A family was held up yesterday
afternoon morning in the Mission by two suspects brandishing knives. The man, woman, and 2-year-old were near the corner of 29th Street and San Jose Avenue when they were robbed according to police. The knifepoint robbery follows on a string of sightings of knife-wielding individuals in the area over the past month.
Police spokesperson Officer Albie Esparza told the Chronicle that one of the men held the victims at knifepoint while the other robbed them.
A check of San Francisco Police Department CrimeMAPS system shows that, over the course of the past month, there have been six calls to police regarding a person or persons with a knife in the immediate area of yesterday's robbery.
The below map shows reports of burglaries, robberies, and weapons sightings for October of this year. Although the icon is a pistol, all but one instance displayed on the map represents a call to police reporting a person with a knife (the one exception was a gun sighting).
No arrests in relation to yesterday's robbery have been made.
Update, October 29th: Since the initial publication of this piece, the Chronicle has updated the story to note that the robbery took place early in the morning — not midday as originally reported.