A brazen Monday morning robbery at Clooney’s Pub at Valencia and 25th streets ripped off their ATM and some liquor from the establishment, then the suspects crashed into an SFPD patrol car. They’re still at large, but the SFPD has a vehicle description.
It was a crushing start to the week Monday at the Mission District’s Clooney’s Pub, as Mission Local reports that thieves broke into the pub and stole the ATM, as well as liquor and other items, sometime around 2:45 a.m. Monday morning. Mission Local adds that three suspects then crashed into a responding SFPD patrol vehicle as they sped away.
While the three suspects remain at large, the Examiner has a description of their getaway vehicle: a white Dodge Durango, dark-colored roof, and missing a fender that broke off during the SFPD patrol car collision.
Clooney's Pub had an unpleasant experience early Monday morning: Thieves made off with their ATM, lifting it wholesale & causing thousands of dollars worth of losses.— Mission Local (@MLNow) October 25, 2023
The suspects fled the scene at high speed, crashing into a police car.
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“Boy, they hit us pretty hard,” Clooney’s Pub owner Dan Lyons told Mission Local. “They came in through the front door, broke the front door. They got the ATM machine. They broke into the office. They broke into the liquor room.”
A Clooney’s Pub rep also tells the Examiner that the thieves rendered the place “a mess” and with “major losses.”
According to Mission Local, a tenant of the building heard the sounds of the break-in at 2:45 a.m. Monday morning, and reported it to police. When SFPD arrived arrived at roughly 3:17 a.m., one suspect was in the vehicle, and two other suspects were exiting the bar.
“The suspect then collided into the officers’ patrol vehicle and fled from the scene at a high rate of speed,” SFPD public information officer Kwanjai Laokwansathitaya told the Examiner. “There were no reports of injuries at the time.”
There is no description of the suspects, and no arrests have been made.
Lyons told Mission Local there’s been a string of similar robberies in the neighborhood, hitting small businesses like Martha & Brothers Coffee Company, The Peaks, and Happy Donuts. Two arrests have been made in the Happy Donuts robbery.
If you have any information on this incident, you’re asked to call the SFPD tip line at 415-575-4444, or text a tip to TIP411 and begin the message with “SFPD.” Tipsters can remain anonymous.
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