SAN FRANCISCO—Three suspects have been arrested for their involvement in an attempted robbery in the Russian Hill neighborhood, according to a press release from the San Francisco Police Department. Three males attempted to rob three female victims who were visiting Lombard Street.
Around 1:10 p.m. on June 25, one suspect parked their Chrysler on the 1000 block of Fibert Street. One suspect remained in the vehicle, as the two other suspects exited the car and made their way on foot to the “crooked” portion of Lombard Street.
Officers from the Central Station’s Plain Clothes team who were working a car theft abatement assignment observed the suspects’ actions. One suspect approached the three female victims who were visiting the region.
The suspect produced a gun and demanded their property. One victim fled, screaming for help while the two remaining victims fought to keep possession of a backpack and a camera. A plain clothes officer radioed a robbery in progress and requested backup.
The second suspect stepped in to help the first suspect in the robbery attempt. The two suspects overpowered the victim and took the backpack and camera. The suspects ran to the parked Chrysler where all three suspects were then taken into custody.
The officers were able to recover the backpack and camera and also recovered a loaded handgun that had been reported stolen in Louisiana. The victims sustained only minor injuries. The suspects were later booked at the San Francisco County Jail.
Kordell Jamal Carter, 20, from Santa Rosa was charged with robbery, conspiracy, possession of stolen property, and firearms charges. Carter was also booked on a felony burglary warrant from Marin County.
Pravin Kevin Lal, 20, from Marin County was charged with robbery, conspiracy, possession of stolen property, and firearms charges.
Lamar Akeli Fontenot, 19, from Marin County was charged with robbery, conspiracy, possession of stolen property, possession of a burglary tool, and firearms charges.
“We continue to not only address violence and property crime on Russian Hill as we deploy officers there daily, but we are also committed to combating crime throughout the Central Police District,” said Captain David Lazar, Commanding Officer of Central Station.
San Francisco News tried to reach the SFPD for comment, but was unable to receive more information before print.
The investigation into this case is still active and open. Anyone with information regarding this case can call the SFPD Anonymous Tip Line at (415) 575-4444 or Text A Tip to TIP411 with “SFPD” at the beginning of the message.