May 8, 2009
San Francisco police arrested a suspect who acted as if she was in physical distress, and then robbed a man at gunpoint who went to her aid. Taken into custody early this morning was Kimberly Brown, 36, of San Francisco.
The victim, a 30-year-old San Francisco man, was driving northbound on the 1500 block of Larkin Street at approximately 12:10 A.M. when he saw a woman on her hands and knees on the street. The victim stopped his car, got out, and asked her if she needed help. The suspect said yes and when the victim attempted to help her up, she pushed him back and pointed a handgun at him. Holding the victim at gunpoint, she went through his pockets and stole a cell phone and took money from his wallet.
Throwing the wallet back at him, the suspect fled on foot. The victim ran after her but, at Larkin and Clay streets, the suspect got into a car driven by another suspect. The victim flagged down a passing patrol car and officers searched the area. At approximately 12:20 A.M., police saw a woman matching the victim's description of the suspect walking on the sidewalk on Larkin at Olive Street. Police detained her until the victim identified her as the suspect.
Police were unable to locate the vehicle, described by the victim as a four-door, tan American car, or the car's driver. Police were also unable to locate the gun used or the victim's cell phone. Police did, however, recover the exact amount of the money taken from the victim's wallet inside the suspect's pocket.
Brown was charged with robbery and possession of stolen property.
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