The San Francisco Police Department nabbed multiple suspects this weekend, after a pair of attempted robberies went down on the oft-sleepy west side of the city.
at 10:05 Saturday night, two men attempted to rob the user of an ATM at the Stonestown Galleria, police say, wielding what turned out to be a BB gun as they did so.
The robbery mugging suspects, two men aged 27 and 29, then "ran from the scene and then fled" in a white sedan, SFPD spokesperson Sergeant Michael Andraychak says. Police spotted the vehicle on Sunset Boulevard "and attempted a traffic stop. The suspects did not pull over and a short pursuit ensued."
During the chase down Sunset, the suspects allegedly ran a red light and collided with a driver at Wawona Street and Sunset. Unable to continue by car, they then "ran from the vehicle but were arrested a short distance away." The BB gun they allegedly used in the holdup was recovered at the scene, according to Andraychak.
The occupants of the vehicle struck by the suspects "sustained non-life-threatening injuries," Andraychak says. The suspects were booked into San Francisco County Jail on charges of attempted robbery, conspiracy, assault with a deadly weapon and resisting or delaying a peace officer. The driver of the suspect's vehicle was also charged with felony evading a police officer, and felony hit-and-run.
As of publication time, police had yet to publicly identify the suspects or release their booking photos.
Then, on Sunday at 12:09 in the afternoon, police were called to the 700 block of 48th Avenue, which is between Balboa and Cabrillo Streets in the Outer Richmond.
When they arrived on the scene, they learned that, according to the Ex, three women jumped two juvenile female victims and "mugged one of them for her purse."
The suspects then "jumped into a red vehicle and fled the scene," Andraychak says. According to the Ex, the women slammed their car "into a parked SUV at 44th Avenue and Balboa Street," which is where police found and arrested them.
All three were booked into San Francisco County Jail on robbery and conspiracy charges, . and "the driver of the 'get away' car was also charged with being an unlicensed driver and speeding," Andraychak says.
"The stolen purse was recovered and its contents were given back to the victim," Andraychak reports.
Although arrests have been made in both cases, Andraychak still asks that anyone with information on either heist to call SFPD's Anonymous Tip Line at 415-575-4444 or to text a tip to TIP411 with "SFPD" at the beginning of the message.