Woman’s Purse Snatched At Gunpoint Near SF’s Levi’s Plaza

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – A 60-year-old woman was robbed at gunpoint Wednesday night while walking near San Francisco’s Levi’s Plaza.

The woman was walking near Sansome and Union streets around 8:20 p.m. when a man approached her and pulled out a handgun, according to police.

The man, believed to be in his early 20s, demanded the woman’s property and she complied, handing over her purse, police said.

The suspect then got into a gray vehicle with another man inside it and fled. No arrests had been made in the case as of this morning, according to police.

The victim was not injured in the robbery.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Police

Department’s anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444 or send a tip by text message to TIP411.

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  • oldfart

    Mayor Lee should be more embarrassed by this type of crime that happens everyday in his city than a 20 minute blackout. OPPP forgot SF allows criminals to carry guns, but the public can not.

    • Ko Bo

      Who told you SF allowed criminals to carry gun? Can you name the law that permits? Don’t exaggerate to make a (stupid) point.

      • NRA Life Member

        By denying law abiding citizens their constitutionally guaranteed right to bear arms, Ban Francisco gives de facto permission to criminals to prey on the public. The criminals know the law abiding public can’t legally defend themselves so they commit their crimes with impunity. Simple logic.

  • Tours Martel

    Splendid journalism! The reporter asked for the public’s help in identifying the criminal, but avoided giving a description that might aid in that effort. And by providing a willing pool of victims the city encourages this sort of crime.

    • tn

      Point taken but one must realize by giving a less than accurate description, the tip line would get either the wrong people (based on the bad description) further costing SF (taxpayers) even more money. But I guess that’s job security for some…

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