Robberies Leave Three Injured


SAN FRANCISCO—Three people were injured during a rash of violent home invasions in San Francisco over the weekend.

All three robberies occurred during daylight hours, where the burglars broke into homes and held the occupants hostage while robbing them of their valuables.

All three homes were broken into while the residents were present.

The first robbery took place on January 30 on the 100 block of Farallones Street in Ocean View at 8:15 a.m. A suspect described as a female in her 30s rang the doorbell of the home and held the female resident at knifepoint while robbing her of jewelry, cell phones, and cash.

The resident, who was blindfolded and tied to a chair, sustained an injury to her head, but refused professional medical treatment.

The second robbery took place on Amethyst Way, located in the Diamond Heights neighborhood. When the 85-year-old resident came to answer the doorbell, he discovered nobody there. Returning upstairs, the man found a burglar in his home who physically forced him to walk around the house and identify items of value such electronics, cash, and jewelry.

When the suspect left the scene, he drove off in a getaway vehicle with an accomplice.

The third robbery occurred on the 300 block of Buchanan Street in the Lower Haight. The 55-year-old resident was awoken by two male suspects who assaulted her. They then robbed and ransacked her home for valuables.

Though none of the victims of last weekend’s home invasions were seriously injured, authorities say the brazen daytime attacks are indicative of criminals that are potentially unstable, desperate, and clearly violent.

No arrests have been made in any of the cases. Anyone with knowledge of the robberies is urged to contact the San Francisco Police Department at (415) 575-4444, or text TIP411 with “SFPD” at the beginning of the message.