SAN FRANCISCO—Authorities from the San Francisco Police Department have arrested a suspect in connection to the theft of items inside a vehicle that transpired on Tuesday, May 16. According to a press release from the SFPD, the victim parked his rental vehicle on the 600 block of Harrison Street at approximately 12:15 p.m. After returning to his car at approximately 1:03 p.m., the victim discovered the vehicle broken into and several items missing.

The stolen property included U.S. currency, foreign currency, and other personal items. Several witnesses gave details to the victim and authorities regarding the auto boost. Witnesses observed a silver Honda Accord pull up next to the victim’s vehicle, spotted a male exit the Honda Accord and look inside the victim’s vehicle in a suspicious manner. Witnesses took photos of the suspect’s car and provided them to the victim.

Firearm found by police in the suspect's possession.
Firearm found by police in the suspect’s possession.

Photos provided by witnesses led investigators to the suspect car that was found on the unit block of Baldwin Court. Bayview Station officers assisted with the investigation and detained an adult male and juvenile who were inside the car. Further investigation revealed that the adult, Marcus Tyson, 26, of San Francisco had an outstanding warrant for burglary. The juvenile male was released to a guardian.

During the search of the vehicle, evidence of the auto burglary was discovered, as well as a loaded Glock .45 caliber handgun. Tyson was booked into the San Francisco County Jail for his outstanding warrant, possession of stolen property, carrying a concealed firearm, and driving on a suspended or revoked license.

The SFPD attributed the quick arrest in the incident as a result of witnesses providing valuable information to responding officers, as well as the diligent efforts by numerous members of the San Francisco Police Department who were able to locate the suspect vehicle.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call the SFPD Anonymous Tip Line at (415) 575-4444 or Text a Tip to TIP411 and begin the text message with SFPD.