Man Robbed When Approached by Suspects Claiming to be SFPD Officers

San Francisco police are investigating a robbery in the city’s Mission District early Tuesday morning by two suspects who pretended to be police officers.

The robbery occurred at about 5:30 a.m. Tuesday at 19th and Capp streets, according to police.

Police said two men, both believed to be between 18 and 26 years old, exited a newer four-door “boxy” gray sedan and approached the 54-year-old victim, who was standing on the street.

One of the suspects told the victim to turn around and said he was a police officer. The victim turned around and the suspect then reached into the man’s back pocket and stole his wallet, according to police.

The victim lost a brown wallet, cash and a debit card, but was not injured. The suspects left in their vehicle and remained at large as of this morning, police said.

Anyone with information about the robbery is encouraged to call the Police Department’s anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444 or to send a tip by text message to TIP411 with “SFPD” in the message.

Keith Burbank, Bay City News

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