Police are telling residents in San Francisco’s Corona Heights neighborhood to be on the lookout after two robberies have been reported near the same intersection in the past week.
A robbery was reported at about 11:15 p.m. last Thursday at 17th and Temple streets.
A suspect, described as a black man between 25 and 30 years old who is 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighs 150 pounds and wore light-colored clothing, used a silver pistol to rob a pedestrian of his cellphone and wallet, police said.
Police in the area had been pursuing a green four-door car, possibly an Acura, just prior to when the robbery occurred. No arrests had been made and no other suspect information was available as of today, according to police.
Another robbery was reported at about 8:55 p.m. Sunday near the same location, police said.
In that case, a suspect used a black handgun to rob someone who was in a parked car. The thief took the man’s car keys, wallet and cellphone, according to police.
The suspect in the second robbery is described as a black man between 27 and 33 years old who is about 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighs about 165 pounds and was wearing dark clothing, police said.
No one was injured in either robbery. Investigators did not say whether the robberies are believed to be related.
Police are encouraging residents to always be aware of their surroundings and to call 911 if they witness any suspicious activity.
Officers from the Police Department’s Park Station have been stepping up their patrols in the Corona Heights neighborhood in the wake of the recent crimes, police said.
Anyone with information about the two robberies is encouraged to call the Police Department’s anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444 or send a tip by text message to TIP411.
Dan McMenamin, Bay City News