shooting_nighttime.jpgA thief pistol-whipped and robbed a teenage girl and then fired the gun at her boyfriend when he came to her aid in San Francisco on Friday evening, police said.

The robbery was reported at about 7:20 p.m. Friday in the 100 block of Valencia Street just south of Market Street.

The 17-year-old girl was approached by a suspect who took out a gun and demanded her property. He then struck her with the gun and took her purse, according to police.

The suspect then fled and fired a shot at the girl’s boyfriend when he tried to intervene. No one was struck by the gunfire, police said.

The suspect, a man believed to be about 30 years old, fled in a green four-door vehicle and had not been found as of today.

Anyone with information about the robbery 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

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