Tuesday, 1/19/10

3:50 PM: A suspect reportedly “jumped” a victim (the SFPD didn’t offer identifying characteristics for either) outside a bar at 7th and Brannan(what do you think, Mars Bar?), the two got into a physical fight, and the alleged jumper demanded the jumpee’s wallet. The jumpee refused, and the jumper fled when other bar patrons entered the area. No one was arrested.

5 PM:Two already-acquainted white men reportedly got into a physical fightat (spoiler alert) the suspect’s residence on the 200 block of 8th Street. The aforementioned suspect allegedly took money from the victim, then fled his own home. The victim’s post-fight injuries weren’t life threatening, and, oddly (given that we know where the suspect lives), no one’s been arrested.

6:52 PM: Multiple black men reportedly lay in wait for an otherwise undescribed male victim to approach his car parked at Revere and Hawes, then allegedly stole his car at gunpoint. The car has been recovered, and one arrest has been made.

8:56 PM: An otherwise undescribed man was walking on the 1500 block of McAllister, when three black men reportedly rushed him from behind, knocking him to the ground and stealing items from his backpack before fleeing on foot. The victim’s injuries weren’t life threatening, and no one’s been arrested.

9 PM:Two black men reportedly robbed an otherwise undescribed man at gunpoint in front of his residence on the 700 block of Treat. No one was injured, no one was arrested.

9:53 PM: Two black men reportedly confronted an undescribed victim at as the victim was getting out of a car on the 500 block of Shotwell. According to the SFPD, “while one suspect pointed a gun at the victim, the other suspect went through victim’s pockets and took property.” They then fled on foot, and have not been arrested.
Wednesday, 1/20/10

12:01 AM: Two black men reportedly broke into a residence on the 300 block of Ellis, and threatened the undescribed inhabitant with a gun. The suspects, who were reportedly known by the victim, stole property from the residence, struck the victim with the gun, then escaped via fire escape. The victim’s injuries weren’t life-threatening, and no one’s been arrested.

2:05 AM: Two hispanic men reportedly confronted a white man as he was walking at 23rd and Treat. One suspect allegedly threatened him with a knife or some other “sharp object” while the other man searched the victim’s pockets. After allegedly stealing some items, they fled in a nearby vehicle. No one’s been arrested.

2:30 AM: Two hispanic men reportedly confronted an undescribed victim at Persia and Paris(which sounds like such a glamorous intersection!). One allegedly threatened the victim with a knife as he went through the victim’s pockets, removing property, before a witness noticed the incident and started yelling. The suspects fled on foot, and have not been arrested.

3 AM: An unknown number of black men demanded a white woman’s purse at Larkin and Golden Gate. She refused, so they took it from her by force, knocking her to the ground. No one’s been arrested.

In the comments on yesterday’s blotter, it was suggested that the race of the suspects and victims should, perhaps, not be included in our reports. What do you think?

Please feel free to engage in a discussion on this in our comments, but if you can vote one way or the other in the below poll (sorry RSS people, you’ll have to click through to vote), we’d be most obliged. Thanks.

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Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at eve@sfappeal.com.

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