SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – A woman was bitten in the ear after struggling with a robber who stole cash from her in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood late Wednesday night, police said.

The 51-year-old victim was in the 100 block of Eddy Street at about 11:50 p.m. Wednesday when a man approached her and reached into her pockets, according to police.

When the victim resisted, he bit her ear, then took the cash and ran away, police said. The woman did not require hospitalization for the injury.

The suspect, a man around 40 years old, remained at large Thursday. 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.


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Comments (3)
  1. s.f. peaches says:

    This traumatic experience shatters the myth of the nonviolent pickpocket.

    I hope the victim of that crime has been advised to see a doctor and possibly get a prescription for preventative antibiotics. A human bite can cause a bad bacterial infection.

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