SAN FRANCISCO—Officers from the San Francisco Police Department have arrested a suspect in connection to an armed robbery that transpired on March 18. The SFPD reported that on April 3 at 9:17 p.m. officers from the Tenderloin Station were patrolling the area of 6th Street and Market Street when they heard a loud argument. Officers sotted two men, who walked away as officers approached, heading westbound on Market Street as they continued to argue.
Officers contacted both men and an officer recognized one of the individuals from a crime bulletin regarding an aggravated assault and robbery that occurred in the Mission District on March 18. During that incident, a 25 year-old victim was attacked near 25th Street and Bryant Street at 5:45 a.m. when the suspect hit him in the head with a handgun. The victim briefly lost consciousness after falling to the ground. The suspect took a backpack containing the victim’s wallet, cell phone and other items.
Officers contacted the Robbery Detail investigator who confirmed that the subject detained at 6th and Market was the individual wanted in connection with the March 18th robbery. The suspect, Luapou Lee, 24, of San Francisco 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.
The SFPD is still investigating the case, anyone with information 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 may remain anonymous.