SAN FRANCISCO—The San Francisco Police Department have arrested Michael Sweets in connection to a string of robberies that transpired in the region where a shotgun was used. According to the SFPD website, on February 18 at approximately 7:19 p.m., where officers from the Park Station arrived on the scene of the 4100 block of 17th Street about a robbery at a market.

Authorities found a 28 year-old male victim, who informed police a suspect with a shotgun confronted him at the entry of the establishment, demanding money. The victim, who feared for his life walked into the store, opened the cash register and gave the funds to the suspect. Sweets fled the scene in a gold colored sedan driven by another suspect. Officers searched for both suspects and the vehicle, but were unable to locate them.

On February 20, at approximately 10:27 p.m., officers from Ingleside Station responded to a store on the 5500 block of Mission Street regarding a man with a gun. After arriving on the scene, officers learned that the suspect entered the store pointed a handgun at the 41 year-old female victim demanding money. The clerk opened the cash register and the suspect grabbed the money and fled the scene east bound on Guttenberg Street. Officers searched the area, but were unable to locate the suspect. The Night Investigations Unit assumed the investigation and the scene was processed by the Crime Scene Investigation Unit.

On February 24 at approximately 9:18 p.m., SFPD officers from Ingleside Station responded to a store on the 600 block of Monterey Boulevard regarding a robbery. A 35 year-old male victim informed authorities that he was working in the store when the suspect entered and demanded money by pointing a shotgun at him. The victim backed away from the register and the suspect grabbed money inside the register before fleeing the store. Officers recognized the suspect’s description as being similar to the suspect listed in a crime alert for prior robberies.

Through the course of their investigation, the Department’s Robbery Detail identified, Michael Sweets, 47, of Oakley as the suspect in the robberies.

On February 27, at approximately 2:20 p.m., SFPD Investigators located Sweets in Fairfield. He was in a gold colored sedan that stopped at a store on the 700 block of 5th Street. Officers seized the opportunity to arrest Sweets when he exited the sedan. Officers took Sweets into custody without incident and he was transported to San Francisco and booked at the County Jail on multiple counts of robbery, multiple counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm, kidnapping and a parole violation. The gold sedan was towed and other evidence was seized as part of the investigation.

The San Francisco Police Department are still investigating the case. Anyone with information is asked to call the SFPD 24 Hour Tip Line at (415) 575-4444 or Text a Tip to TIP411 and begin the text message with SFPD. Tipsters may remain anonymous.