On June 30 that approximately 12:30pm, a businessman from out of state was the victim of a robbery while he was in the parking lot of a hotel located on the 100 block of East Grand Avenue in South San Francisco. The victim was retrieving his personal belongings from the trunk of his rental vehicle when he was approached and robbed by the suspect. The suspect simulated a weapon and told the victim he would be shot if he did not turn over his property. The suspect then stole the victim’s luggage, Ipad, an undisclosed amount of cash, and personal belongings. The suspect also kicked the victim in the process, causing minor injuries. The suspect was last seen fleeing the scene of the robbery, running north bound on Poletti Way, with the victim’s property.
The suspect is described as a light skinned Black male, in his 20’s, 5’lO” tall, with an average build and a closely cropped hairstyle. The suspect was wearing khaki colored shorts with the length just above the knee and a plain black tshirt. The suspect had large tattoos of a gothic style cross on the inside of each of his forearms with no writing or other designs around it. The suspect simulated a weapon but no weapon was seen.
It is believed that the suspect may have been associated with a newer model, black in color, Chevrolet Camaro, which was seen fleeing the area at a high rate of speed immediately following the robbery. There is no further description of the suspect and/or vehicle.
Anybody with information related to this investigation is encouraged to contact the South San Francisco Police Department at 650-877-8900 or call the anonymous TIP line at 650-952-2244.