SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – Three men were robbed at gunpoint and one was burned with a cigarette at a park in San Francisco’s Pacific Heights neighborhood on Tuesday night, police said.

The robbery was reported at 9:18 p.m. Tuesday at the tennis courts of Alta Plaza Park near the intersection of Sacramento and Pierce streets.

Three victims, all 19-year-old men, were at the courts when two suspects approached, one of whom pulled out a shotgun and ordered them to the ground, according to police.

While taking the victims’ property, a suspect burned one of the men on the left hand with a lit cigarette, police said.

The suspects, both men in their 20s, then fled with the property, which included three cellphones, two wallets and an MP3 player. The thieves had not been found as of Wednesday, according to police.

The victim who suffered the cigarette burn refused medical treatment while the other two victims were uninjured.

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 and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Comments (4)
  1. Guapi says:

    Elaborate descriptions like this really help the public. I’ll be sure to do a citizen’s arrest if I spot any “men in their 20’s”!

    1. Mad Mike says:

      That means they were a minority, SeeBS just won’t say so because that’s “culturally insensitive”.

    2. plant ahead and know your surrounding. says:

      Considering the neighborhood its near it’s most likely to be Blacks. Blacks are notorious in committing such a crime. Robbing,stealing,raping and killing seem so natural to them. This is not racial profiling but a approving facts.

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