January 2, 2009
The San Francisco Police Department is alerting the public to a series of robberies that have occurred in the Taraval, Ingleside and Bayview districts. There have been at least six robberies reported since December 9, 2008, occurring during the hours of darkness.
The suspects approach the victims as they are exiting their vehicles on the driveway, entering their garage, or have the garage door open. The suspects demand the victims' money and remove their rings and watches. The suspects then enter the victims' home and rob the family members and ransack the house. In most of the incidents two suspects have been reported, however, in two incident there was a third suspect.
Two suspects are described as African American males, aged eighteen to twenty five years old. One suspect is 5' 10 and 160 to 200 pounds, and described as chubby. The second suspect is 6'02 with a thin build. Victims have reported that both suspect wear dark clothing and ski masks. A black hand gun has been seen, and used to pistol whip two victims.
The San Francisco Police Department is urging the public to be very cautious and aware of their surroundings as they enter or leave their homes. We also urge any additional victims to contact the Robbery Detail at 553-1201. We encourage anyone seeing anything suspicious to call 911.
For more information, please contact:
Public Affairs Office
850 Bryant Street, Room 549, San Francisco, CA. 94103