SAN FRANCISCO—On March 26, two 17-year-old juvenile males were arrested after weeks of investigators from the San Francisco Police Department investigating three armed robberies..
On March 8, officers from the San Francisco Police Department’s Taraval and Park Police Stations responded to several reports of armed robberies.
At approximately 6:30 a.m., a male was walking on the sidewalk near the area of 8th Avenue and Noriega Street when a male jumped out of a car with a shotgun in hand, demanding his property. The victim gave the suspect his phone and wallet.
Not long after the first robbery, another armed robbery occurred in the area of 9th Avenue and Lawton Street. The victim noted he was also held at gun point by a male. The victim gave the suspect his phone and day planner.
Around 7:11 a.m., a female was walking along the 400 block of Warren Drive when a male suspect approached her and displayed a shotgun. The victim said she didn’t have anything for the suspect who got back into the vehicle and fled the scene.
In all three incidents, the victims described the suspects as young Latin males driving a white sport utility vehicle. Investigators from San Francisco Police Department’s Robbery Detail responded and began their investigation.
On March 12, the vehicle, a white Ford Explorer, was found in Pittsburg, California. Investigators found stolen property from one of the incidents inside the car. The vehicle led investigators to two 17-year-old males from Oakland.
The SFPD served search warrants on both juveniles’ homes on March 26. Investigators found several firearms, including a shotgun. The two have been booked at the San Francisco County Juvenile Justice Center on several counts of robberies, attempted robbery, assault with a firearm, and felony firearm enhancement.
The SFPD is still investigating the robberies. Anyone with information on the incidents or suspects is asked to contact the SFPD 24 hour tip line at 1-415-575-4444 or text a tip to TIP411 with SFPD at the beginning of the message.