SAN FRANCISCO—Officials from the San Francisco Police Department have made several arrests in connection to a chain robbery series that began in early June 2016. According to a press release from the SFPD, five robberies have occurred in the Central District involving suspects using a Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV).

The suspects would approach victims in Chinatown who were wearing gold necklaces and would violently snatch the chains off the victim’s necks and flee in the waiting SUV. On Monday, July 18, at approximately 11:36 p.m. a Chinatown foot beat officer saw the suspected robbery getaway vehicle parked on the 700 block of Jackson Street.

Police were alerted of the robbery that just took place on the 1100 block of Stockton Street and bystanders were holding a suspect, who took a necklace off a female victim, while another suspect fled on foot. While investigating the crime, authorities located the suspect in the region and took him into custody. Further investigation of the robberies led to the arrest of a third suspect.

Marc Dorsey, 19, Byron Birchett, 18, and Razzaaq Manney, 20, all Oakland residents, were booked at the San Francisco County Jail for a total of four different robberies and other various charges. The SFPD wants to remind the public that this is still an active and open investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the SFPD Anonymous Tip Line at (415) 575-4444 or Text a Tip to TIP411 and begin the text message with SFPD.