SAN FRANCISCO—The San Francisco Police Department has arrested two suspects who were involved in a robbery at a department store on the 900 block of Market Street. The incident occurred on September 19 at approximately 12:10 p.m., when two subjects entered the establishment located on Market Street. A loss prevention agent working inside the store spotted the subjects carrying shopping bags and stuffing them with store merchandise.
According to a press release from the SFPD, the subjects walked out the front door and were accosted by the agent. One of the subjects utilized pepper spray on the employee before fleeing the scene. Staff immediately called authorities to report the robbery.
Market Street foot patrol officers in the area located and detained two subjects who matched the descriptions of the assailants’ descriptions a short distance from the store. Store employees who witnessed the incident positively identified both subjects and they were placed under arrest. Officers were able to retrieve the stolen merchandise from suspects, as well as pepper spray and a stun gun.
Police took into custody a 14 year-old female, San Francisco resident who was booked at the Juvenile Justice Center for robbery, conspiracy, and minor in possession of a stun gun. Also taken into custody was 15 year-old female, San Francisco resident who was booked into the Juvenile Justice Center for robbery, conspiracy, and resisting/delaying arrest. Due to the ages of the suspects, their names and booking photos are not being released.
Additional foot beat officers on city streets are part of SFPD Police Chief William Scott’s redeployment strategy to provide a more robust approach to identifying criminal activity. Constant evaluation of timely and accurate, data-driven information given to District Captains to assist in deploying foot beats to known, problematic areas. Members of the public with specific concerns about areas within their district are asked to contact their district station Captain or attend monthly community meetings. Information is available on the San Francisco Police Department website www.sanfranciscopolice.org.
The SFPD investigators are still investigating the case. Anyone with information is asked to contact the SFPD Anonymous Tip Line at (415) 575-4444 or text a tip to TIP411 with SFPD at the beginning of the message. Tipsters can remain anonymous.