Police are describing a massive brawl on Market Street as a robbery, after as many as 20 people attacked a pair of young women and stole their stuff.
According to the San Francisco Police Department, the skirmish began at around 11:30 Sunday night, on the 1200 block of Market Street, which is between Eighth and Ninth Streets.
Police say that the two victims, women aged 19 and 20, "got into a verbal altercation" with a female member of a larger group of men and women.
The verbal disagreement turned physical, police say, when as many as 15-20 members of the larger group joined the scuffle. According to the San Francisco Police Department, they "punched and kicked victims multiple times before stealing their property."
By the end of the confrontation, the group of suspects had stolen both women's purses and cell phones. The suspects then "fled on foot in different directions."
The victims were transported to an area hospital for treatment of injuries police say are not life-threatening. All 15-20 suspects remain at large, and no arrests have been made in the case.