SAN FRANCISCO—Officers from the San Francisco Police Department have arrested a suspect connected to a strong arm robbery that transpired back in July 2019. According to the SFPD, on July 15, at approximately 1:09 p.m. officers assigned to Central Station responded to Stockton and Pacific Streets about a robbery. After arriving on the scene, authorities found two victims who had been assaulted.

Officers determined that three suspects approached the first victim, a 56 year-old San Francisco resident, lifted him up off of his feet and threw him to the ground. The second victim, a 69 year-old San Francisco resident, tried to intervene and was knocked unconscious. During the attack, the suspects stole a watch from the wrist of the first victim. Both victims were taken to a local hospital to be treated for head injuries and have since been released.

After a thorough investigation, the SFPD Robbery Investigators identified one of the suspects involved in the robbery. On Tuesday, October 22, members of the San Francisco Police Department’s Central District Police Station and members of the Investigations and Special Operations Bureaus served a search warrant in Oakland, and arrested Dashawn Pierson, 19, at his home. Investigators found and seized evidence connecting Pierson to the robbery.

Authorities are still searching for the two additional suspects and the victim’s stolen Rolex watch. Anyone with details on the incident or the suspects is asked to call the SFPD 24 hour tip line at 1-415-575-4444 or Text a Tip to TIP411 and begin the text message with SFPD. Tipsters may remain anonymous.