policeblotter_sfa.jpgA woman had her purse snatched in San Francisco’s Chinatown neighborhood on Thursday afternoon, police said.

The robbery was reported at 12:33 p.m. Thursday in the 700 block of Jackson Street, which is near Montgomery.

The 55-year-old victim was walking when a suspect approached from behind and grabbed her purse, according to police.

The suspect fled to a waiting vehicle driven by a second suspect, while a female suspect who served as a lookout also entered the vehicle after the purse snatcher, police said.

The suspects, two men and a woman in their 20s, fled in the car, a 1990s-model four-door sedan, and had not been found as of this morning, according to police.

The victim was not injured in the robbery.

Anyone with information about the case 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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  • Ann M

    Apparently, this happened during the noon hour in a populated area. Most people feel safe in that neighborhood, too.

    It’s getting more and more difficult to feel safe anywhere. We can take precautions and hope for the best, but that’s about it.

    I hope the victim of this crime can resume a normal routine and not feel apprehensive about being in a public place. It’s fortunate she wasn’t physically injured.

    If her friends are wise, they’ll show empathy and refrain from Monday morning quarterbacking. Don’t start asking questions about how she was carrying her purse, or how much money was in her wallet at the time. If she wants to discuss this with you, just listen and show respect. My own experience as a crime victim suggests that’s the best way friends can help a traumatized person recover.

  • Ann M

    Apparently, this happened during the noon hour in a populated area. Most people feel safe in that neighborhood, too.

    It’s getting more and more difficult to feel safe anywhere. We can take precautions and hope for the best, but that’s about it.

    I hope the victim of this crime can resume a normal routine and not feel apprehensive about being in a public place. It’s fortunate she wasn’t physically injured.

    If her friends are wise, they’ll show empathy and refrain from Monday morning quarterbacking. Don’t start asking questions about how she was carrying her purse, or how much money was in her wallet at the time. If she wants to discuss this with you, just listen and show respect. My own experience as a crime victim suggests that’s the best way friends can help a traumatized person recover.