policeblotter_sfa.jpgA business in San Francisco’s Parkside neighborhood was robbed by a suspect armed with a BB gun Thursday evening, police said.

The robbery was reported at about 6:30 p.m. in the 1100 block of Taraval Street, which is near 21st Avenue.

The suspect entered the business, took out a gun and ordered a victim to lie on the floor while he stole cash, according to police.

The victim, a 39-year-old man, realized the gun was an air pistol and grabbed it from the suspect, who then fled with the cash, police said.

The victim ran after the suspect but was not able to catch him. He remains outstanding, according to police.

Anyone with information about the robbery or suspect 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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