San Francisco Police Make Arrest in Auto Burglary (17-076)

 Photo of suspect Tyson   photo of Fire used

On May 16, 2017, a victim parked his rental car on the 600 block of Harrison Street at approximately 12:15 PM. Upon returning to his vehicle at approximately 1:03 PM, the victim saw that his car had been broken into and several items had been stolen. The stolen property included U.S. currency, foreign currency, and other personal items.

Multiple witnesses provided details to the victim and police regarding the auto boost. Witnesses observed a silver Honda Accord pull up next to the victim’s vehicle, saw a male exit the Honda Accord and look inside the victim’s vehicle in a suspicious manner. Witnesses took photos of the suspect vehicle and provided them to the victim.

Photos provided by witnesses led investigators to the suspect vehicle on the unit block of Baldwin Court. Bayview Station officers assisted with the investigation and later detained an adult male and juvenile who were in the car. Further investigation revealed that the adult, Marcus Tyson, 26, of San Francisco had an outstanding warrant for burglary.

The juvenile male was released to a guardian.

During the search of the vehicle, evidence of the auto burglary was found. Also found inside the vehicle was a loaded Glock .45 caliber handgun.

Tyson was booked into the San Francisco County Jail for his outstanding warrant, possession of stolen property, carrying a concealed firearm, and driving on a suspended or revoked license. Tyson’s booking photo and a photo of the firearm accompany this press release.

The quick arrest in this incident is directly attributable to the witnesses providing valuable information to responding officers, as well as the diligent efforts by numerous members of the San Francisco Police Department who were able to locate the suspect vehicle.

While an arrest has been made, anyone with information on this incident is asked to call the SFPD Anonymous Tip Line at (415) 575-4444 or Text a Tip to TIP411 and begin the text message with SFPD.