SAN FRANCISCO—Officers from the San Francisco Police Department have arrested a suspect involved in a home invasion robbery that transpired in South Beach on June 23. According to the SFPD, at approximately 2:31 p.m. officers assigned to Southern Station responded to a home located on the 200 block of King Street about a home invasion robbery.
After arriving on the scene, officers made contact with the victim, a 65 year-old woman from San Francisco. The assailant choked and beat the victim, who was taken to the hospital, where she sustained non-life threatening injuries. The victim informed police that the suspect entered her apartment, assaulted her, and stole her property before leaving.
Investigators from the SFPD Robbery Detail conducted an investigation and a crime bulletin was released including surveillance video images of the suspect. On June 24, at approximately 2:51 p.m., Southern Station officers spotted the suspect at a bus stop on 5th and Howard Streets. He was taken into custody without incident. The suspect was still in possession of the items he stole from the victim the previous day.
The suspect, Kem Lewis Le Blanc, 30, of San Francisco was booked into San Francisco County Jail on charges of burglary, robbery, false imprisonment-elder abuse, elder abuse causing injury, and possession of stolen property. Le Blanc is on active California Department of Corrections parole for robbery. An administrative parole -hold was added to his charges. Due to pending identification matters, no booking photo is being released at this time.
The SFPD is still investigating the case. Anyone with information is asked to contact 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.