All incidents from Tuesday, Dec 22

5:28 PM: A black male reportedly entered a bank in the unit block of Market Street (that’s the block closest to the Ferry Building, which bank do you think it is?) and demanded money from a teller at gunpoint. He then fled with the currency. No arrests yet.

6:40 PM: A black male arrived at SF General with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound he says came from a road rage incident at 14th and Mission involving another black male. Arrests? Nope.

7 PM: A tipster reports “Yellow police tape up at 6th and Mission. Multiple cop cars.” We’re asking SFPD about this, anyone else see anything?

8:20 PM: Two (undescribed by SFPD) suspects reportedly entered a residence on the 800 block of Randolph. One of the suspects had a handgun, reports the five victims who were robbed in this home invasion incident. No one was injured, and the suspects fled in a vehicle. Arrests on this one haven’t happened yet.

8:20 PM: A black female reportedly asked another (race not specified by SFPD) woman for directions on the 400 block of Francisco, then tried to wrestle the directions-giver’s purse from her. The victim fought back, and the suspect fled into a waiting vehicle without the purse. And with this one we’re 0 for 4 on arrests.

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