SAN FRANCISCO—The San Francisco Police Department have arrested a suspect in connection to several strong-arm robberies that transpired in the Portola District in recent weeks. According to the SFPD, the suspect, who has been identified as Michael Crayton, 29, would approach female victims who were walking by themselves and utilized force to commit the crimes.
Investigators received reports of incidents at the following locations:
-September 5 at 10:15 a.m.; Bacon Street and Hamilton Street
-September 7 at 3:21 p.m.; 500 block of Holyoke Street
-September 9 at 12:40 p.m.; Bacon Street and University Street
-September 10 at 12:55 p.m.; Woolsey Street and Girard Street
The San Francisco Police Department’s Robbery Detail commenced an investigation that led to the identity of the Crayton. On September 14, at approximately 12:35 p.m., members of the SFPD Robbery Detail and the Antioch Police Department arrested Crayton in the area of the 4100 block of Lone Tree Way in Antioch, CA.
Search warrants were served on the suspect’s car and home in Antioch were evidence was found from an unreported robbery that occurred in San Francisco on September 11. Crayton was booked in San Francisco on charges of five counts of robbery, two counts of battery with serious injuries and one count of aggravated assault.
Due to pending identification matters, the suspect’s booking photo is not being released at this time. The SFPD is still investigating the case. Anyone with details on any of the incidents or who may have been a victim of Crayton is asked to contact the SFPD 24 Hour Tip Line at (415) 575 – 4444 or Text a Tip to TIP411 and begin the text message with SFPD. Tipsters can remain anonymous.