SAN FRANCISCO—The San Francisco Police Department revealed that a suspect has been arrested in a hot prowl burglary that occurred on March 26. According to the SFPD website, patrol officers assigned to the Ingleside District arrived on the scene of a home located on the 1000 block of Goettingen Street about a “Hot Prowl” burglary call. Officers spotted a female victim and conducted a search for the suspect inside the home, but he fled prior to the officer’s arrival.
The victim informed the police that a male suspect entered her residence, grabbed her, took her cell phone, and threatened her. The suspect brandished a hammer and commanded the victim to surrender all her money to him. The victim was forced to open a safe and was held captive inside a bathroom as the suspect continued to burglarize the home.
SFPD patrol units, crime scene investigation officers and Burglary Unit investigators arrived at the home and began their investigation. During the course of the investigation, burglary investigators were able to analyze collected evidence and attain search warrants.
On Wednesday, June 13, at approximately 11:55 a.m. SFPD officers and the SFPD Gang Task Force Unit identified and arrested the suspect, Tabari Akeem Austin, 28, of San Francisco on the 1300 block of Egbert Ave.
SFPD Burglary investigators booked Austin for Home Invasion Robbery using a hammer, 211 PC (1st Degree), Residential “Hot Prowl” Burglary, 459 PC (1st Degree), Kidnapping while committing a robbery, 209(b)(1) PC, Grand Theft of a Person, 487(a) PC, and False Imprisonment, 236 PC.
The San Francisco District Attorney’s Office filed on the above charges, in addition to bail enhancements, Armed with a Deadly Weapon, 12022(b) PC, Offense committed while on bail, 12022.1 PC. The SFPD is still investigating the case. Anyone with details on the incident is asked to call the SFPD at (415) 575-4444 or Text-a-Tip to TIP411 and begin the text message with SFPD. Tipsters may remain anonymous.