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 firstname.lastname@example.org