A San Francisco man suspected of robbing several coffee shops and juice bars in the past three weeks was arrested after his latest alleged holdup on Sunday, according to police.
Jacob Schildgen, 42, is alleged to have targeted five shops since Feb. 22, including the same Mission District coffee shop three separate times, police said.
That shop was robbed on Feb. 22 at about 6 p.m., on March 8 at about 8 a.m., and most recently on Sunday at about 4 p.m.
A suspect vehicle description led police to Schildgen’s home in a residential hotel in the 2000 block of Mission Street, where he was arrested, police said.
According to police, Schildgen is also a suspect in the robberies of a coffee shop on Divisadero Street at noon on Thursday and coffee shops in the Castro and Mission districts on Friday afternoon.
He is also believed to have tried to rob a juice bar on upper Market Street just minutes after the Friday coffee shop robberies, but left after an employee told him he didn’t have the key to the register, police said.
In all the incidents, Schildgen reportedly claimed he had a gun but did not show it, according to police.
A police spokeswoman said investigators did not want to disclose the exact shops that were robbed in order not to taint the ongoing investigation.
Schildgen was charged with multiple counts of robbery and remains in custody, according to police.