SSFPD Media Release: Strong Arm Robberies

South San Francisco, CA   July 19, 2017   Submitted by SSFPD   

On Tuesday, July 18th, 2017, at approximately 11:03 P.M and 11:35 P.M. two separate strong-armed robberies occurred in South San Francisco. The first was on the 100 block of Southwood Center and the second was on the 500 block of Commercial Avenue. In both cases, two male suspects approached lone women walking on the sidewalk and forcibly removed their purse. In one of the instances, the woman was knocked to the ground and assaulted, resulting in minor injuries. In both cases, the suspects were seen fleeing the area in a black four door sedan, possibly a Toyota Camry.

 

Although the descriptions slightly varied, it is believed the same suspects were responsible for both robberies. The suspects were described as follows:

 

Robbery on Southwood Center:

Suspect #1: African-American male, between the ages of 20 and 25 years old, approximately 5-feet 9-inches tall, wearing a black shirt with possibly silver trim.

Suspect #2: African American male, between the ages of 20 at\d 25 years old, approximately 5-feet 9-inches tall.

 

Robbery on Commercial Avenue:

Suspect #1: African-American male, between the ages of fourteen years old and eighteen years old, approximately 5_-feet 9-inches tall with a slender build. He was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and black track pants with a white stripe on the legs.

Suspect #2: African-American male, between the age of fourteen years old and eighteen years old, approximately 5-feet 5-inches tall with a slender build. He was wearing a white shirt and black pants.

 

Anyone with information regarding these robberies is encouraged to contact the South San Francisco Police Department (650-877-8900) or the Anonymous TIP Line (650-952-2244). Anonymous tips can also be emailed to tips@ssf.net

1 comment for “SSFPD Media Release: Strong Arm Robberies

  1. G.S.G.
    July 19, 2017 at 4:27 pm

    Bad wk to live in South City as far as armed robberies go. On 7/13 2 men walking thru a gated apt were attacked and beaten down by 10-13 teens and young adults over a hat. Which after brutalizing the two men (one of which a 50yr ssf native) the mob got the hat while the victim was hospitalized after being found unconscious and bloody on ecr. But according to ssf police…the man had to provoke them. So I guess saying no to a mob of wannabe gangbangers and walking away is provocation. I wonder if the woman said no before her purse was grabbed.

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