Four men were arrested Monday after a woman interrupted a burglar who was rummaging through her parked car in San Francisco’s Alamo Square neighborhood, police said.
The burglary was reported at about 2:20 p.m. near the intersection of Hayes and Scott streets.
The 21-year-old victim returned to her car and found a man going through it. He tried to claim the car was a friend’s, but then fled in a black vehicle, according to police.
When the man left, the woman discovered that her purse was missing from the trunk, so she called police.
A short time later, two plainclothes officers saw the suspect vehicle on Divisadero Street and pulled it over.
They found the woman’s purse inside and arrested the car’s four occupants, all men in their 20s, on suspicion of burglary and possessing stolen property, police said.
Dan McMenamin, Bay City News