SAN FRANCISCO—Two off-duty officers from the San Francisco Police Department apprehended the suspect involved in a robbery on March 12. According to a press release from the SFPD, the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a strong arm robbery that occurred on the 400 block of Main Street in Half Moon Bay.
The victim advised 911 that a male suspect had stolen her purse as she was walking on the sidewalk. An off-duty SFPD Officer assigned to the Mission Station witnessed the crime and immediately pursued the suspect on foot.
After a short chase, the SFPD officer detained the suspect who was hiding behind a tree just east of San Benito Street. The victim was able to recover her property, which had been discarded by the suspect during the foot chase pursuit.
Authorities apprehended Francisco Javier Lopez-Raya, 19, a resident of Half Moon Bay. He was booked at San Mateo County Jail on two felony charges of 212.5 (c) PC – Robbery and 21310 PC – Carrying a concealed dirk or dagger.
The names of the off-duty SFPD officers who helped capture the suspect have not yet been made public. Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office at (650) 599-1664.