SFPD Believes Happy Donut Robber Might Be Dying Of Stab Wounds

San Francisco police are concerned that a suspect in a recent doughnut store robbery and shooting might be dying of his wounds. They’re seeking the public’s help to find the man not only to bring him to justice, but so he might be treated for his injuries.

The incident was reported at about 3 AM Monday at the Happy Donut at 2600 Bayshore Blvd. at Sunnydale Avenue.

The suspect, described by police as a possibly “bald black male approximately 30-40 years of age, 5’08” – 5’10” in height with a thin build” entered the doughnut shop and demanded money from a female employee at the cash register, police spokesman Officer Gordon Shyy said.

The owner heard the commotion and came out from the back of the store to find the suspect armed with a gun, Shyy said.

The owner grabbed a knife and a struggle ensued, during which the owner was shot in the arm and the robber was stabbed, according to Shyy.

The suspect then fled from the store and has not been found.

The store owner was taken to San Francisco General Hospital and was released later that day, according to the Chron.

The suspect is another story. Shyy said today that “we believe that the suspect may have sustained life-threatening injuries and may succumb to his injuries, if not found and medically treated.”

The suspect was last seen wearing black clothing with possible stab wounds to his upper torso.

Anyone with information is urged to contact San Francisco Police Criminal Investigation Unit Inspector Jim Garrity at (415) 553-9002, the Department Operations Center at (415) 553-1071, or the SFPD Anonymous Tip Line at (415) 575-4444. Concerned parties can also “Text-a-Tip” to TIP411, referencing “SFPD” in the subject line.

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Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at eve@sfappeal.com.

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