policeblotter_sfa.jpgTwo men had sheets put over their heads while suspects ransacked their house near Market and Church streets in San Francisco on Thursday morning, police said today.

The home invasion robbery was reported around 8 a.m. Thursday in the 200 block of Church Street, which is near 14th Street.

A 44-year-old man woke up to noises at his home, then was confronted by a suspect who put an object, possibly a gun, to his head, according to police.

The suspect walked the man over to a couch and ordered him to put a sheet over his head. A second victim, a 24-year-old man, was also pulled out of bed, placed on the couch and had a sheet put over his head too, police said.

The suspects then went around the house, stealing the victims’ cellphones, a video game console, cash and other items before fleeing. The victims were not injured during the robbery, according to police.

The suspects had not been found as of this morning. 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

    Recently, home invasion robberies have been reported in the news more often. I can barely imagine the fear and sense of intrusion people have when this happens to them.

    We probably can’t prevent this crime altogether. However, if the public is informed on how we can be less vulnerable, we can each take responsibility for protecting ourselves. This doesn’t involve blaming people who suffer the consequences of leaving a window open or forgetting to lock a door. We should never judge anyone who has been through that trauma, and if we’re behaving like adults we’ll resist the urge to declare ourselves more intelligent than others. The truth is, when we rub a crime victim’s nose in it we’re showing our own inexperience.

    The SFPD might have data on how these criminals are getting into occupied homes. If they share that with the public, we can make choices on how to be safer. Not everyone can afford security equipment, but there may be some simple changes we can all make.

  • Ann M

    Recently, home invasion robberies have been reported in the news more often. I can barely imagine the fear and sense of intrusion people have when this happens to them.

    We probably can’t prevent this crime altogether. However, if the public is informed on how we can be less vulnerable, we can each take responsibility for protecting ourselves. This doesn’t involve blaming people who suffer the consequences of leaving a window open or forgetting to lock a door. We should never judge anyone who has been through that trauma, and if we’re behaving like adults we’ll resist the urge to declare ourselves more intelligent than others. The truth is, when we rub a crime victim’s nose in it we’re showing our own inexperience.

    The SFPD might have data on how these criminals are getting into occupied homes. If they share that with the public, we can make choices on how to be safer. Not everyone can afford security equipment, but there may be some simple changes we can all make.