SFPD Make Arrest in Armed Robbery Investigation 18-060

On April 3, 2018 at 9:17PM, officers assigned to Tenderloin Station were patrolling the area of 6th Street and Market Street when they heard a loud argument.  The officers saw two men involved in argument.  As the officers approached, the two men walked away together, westbound on Market Street and continued to argue.

The officers contacted them and an officer recognized one of the subjects from a crime bulletin regarding an aggravated assault and robbery that occurred in the Mission District on March 18, 2018.  In that incident, the 25 year-old victim was attacked near 25th Street and Bryant Street at 5:45AM when the suspect struck him in the head with a handgun. The victim fell to the ground and briefly lost consciousness.  The suspect stole a backpack containing the victim’s wallet, cell phone and other items.

The officers contacted the Robbery Detail investigator who confirmed that the subject detained at 6th and Market was the suspect wanted in connection with the March 18th robbery.  The suspect, Luapou Lee, a 24 year-old San Francisco resident, was taken into custody. A 9MM handgun and suspected narcotics were recovered during the arrest.

Lee was booked into the San Francisco County Jail on the following charges: robbery, aggravated assault, possession of suspected methamphetamine for sale, carrying a concealed firearm, and resisting or delaying a peace officer.   Due to pending identification matters, his booking photo is not available at this time.

While an arrest has been made, this remains an open an active investigation.  Anyone with information is asked to call the SFPD 24 hour tip line at (415) 575-4444 or Text a Tip to TIP411 and begin the text message with SFPD.  You may remain anonymous.