Man In Wheelchair Robbed In San Francisco Tenderloin District

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – A 63-year-old man in a wheelchair was robbed of his cellphone in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood on Friday night, police said.

The robbery was reported at about 9:50 p.m. near Ellis and Hyde streets. The victim was approached by someone who grabbed the phone from his pocket, according to police.

The victim struggled to take the phone back but was overpowered by the suspect, who ran away with it, police said. The victim was not injured in the robbery.

The suspect, a white man in his 40s or 50s, has not been found.

Anyone with information about the robbery is encouraged to call the Police Department’s anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444 or send a tip by text message to TIP411.



(Copyright 2011 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)



One Comment

  1. SFCARE says:

    Listen i seen lots of handicap people in wheelchairs dealing drugs in the tenderloin (16st mission st) enough to know the cellphone maybe was not the only “thing” they stole from this man that night!

    1. Yowza! says:

      The handicaped gotta make a living too.

  2. Kick-A-Cat says:

    What a brave, courageous, and upstanding burglar.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS San Francisco

Get The New CBS SF Bay Area Local App
Got Our Weather App?

Listen Live