Store Manager Chases Robbery Suspect Prior to SFPD Making Arrest

The manager of a store that was robbed in San Francisco’s Mission District neighborhood on Monday night allegedly chased after an armed suspect prior to his arrest, police said.

San Francisco resident, 39-year-old Troy Ramon McAlister was detained and arrested shortly after a robbery at 8:15 p.m. at a store in the 2000 block of Mission Street near 16th Street, San Francisco police spokeswoman Officer Grace Gatpandan said.

McAlister allegedly entered the store near the 16th Street BART station, brandished a semi-automatic handgun and demanded two female employees open the cash registers and give him money, police said.

The victims, ages 19 and 20, complied with his demands. The suspect then took the cash and fled from the store, according to police.

The store manager then chased the suspect for about a block to the 500 block of South Van Ness Avenue, where police were able to take him into custody.

McAlister was booked into county jail on suspicion of robbery, burglary, vandalism, grand theft, parole violation and assault with a deadly weapon upon a peace officer, as well as misdemeanor possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia, according to Gatpandan.

Hannah Albarazi, Bay City News

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