SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – A South San Francisco woman was robbed of more than $10,000 in cash Saturday afternoon by an armed man, according to police.

The victim had just cashed a check for more than $10,000 at a local bank and placed the money in her backpack when the robbery occurred around 4:15 p.m., police said.

The woman was walking on El Camino Real near Southwood Drive when a red van pulled up next to her and a man, who she told police she did not recognize, jumped out.

He pushed her down, grabbed the backpack, and pointed what appeared to be a small handgun, saying she should not call the police or he would kill her, police said.

The suspect was described as a Hispanic male, 45 to 50 years old, 5 feet 9 inches tall and 250 pounds. He was clean shaven with a dark complexion and black hair, and wearing a white jacket and white t-shirt, gray pants, sunglasses and a gold chain around his neck.

His vehicle was described only as a newer model red van, possibly a minivan.

Any witnesses to the incident are asked to call South San Francisco police at (650) 877-8900.

(Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

Comments (11)
  1. john dolan says:

    Can you say inside job?

    1. Bring the lie detector out. says:

      You the man Johnny!

  2. Jash says:

    People aren’t robbed by suspects. They are robbed by robbers!

  3. eduardo says:

    Great, these idiots make the rest of us hispanics look bad.

    1. Yellow,Black,White,Brown and Red. says:

      No brother, they come in all color and size.

  4. Donald Wright says:

    I think there must be more to this story than meets the eye. For what earthly reason would anyone cash a check for $10,000 instead of just depositing it (or at least the majority of it)? And then why would she saunter down the street carrying that much cash? And how did it just happen that a robber targeted a woman wearing a back-pack (instead of say a fantastic necklace or conspicuous gold jewelry)? Something is not quite right here, and I suspect that further details will be forthcoming.

    1. Walter says:

      There could be plenty of reasons why people cash the checks. Even for $1,000,000.00. It’s her money and she had reasons. You may not have any reasons to but there are others with their own reasons. Makes sense? As for the robber, i think he saw her in line at the bank so they should check the cameras and deposits at that time.

  5. Choice says:

    It doesn’t mater why she withdrew the money…. the robber must be found and jailed. It is wrong what he did!

  6. UPAG says:

    Somebody gets robbed of $10,000 by a common criminal and this makes front page news. Meanwhile 1,000s of innocent victims are being robbed everyday of their civil rights, their entire estates and often their lives by legalized judicial exploitation – Unwarrented Preditory Adult Guardianship – But somehow these heinous crimes are not newsworthy. At least the common criminal on the street is forthright about his intentions. The Officers of the Court hide behind unconstitutional laws and say that stealing every last penny you have is, “In your best interest.” And as the victim has no protection under the law, there is nothing they can do about it…because it is judicially authorized.

  7. Trail Runner says:

    I would check the phone records of everyone on staff at the time.

    1. Bring the lie detector out. says:

      Yes! I really believe this is a inside job.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Google+ photo

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

Twitter picture

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

Facebook photo

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


Connecting to %s

More From CBS San Francisco

Get The New CBS SF Bay Area Local App
LIVE: Monday through Friday from 3am – 3pm PST

Watch & Listen LIVE