SAN FRANCISCO (BCN/CBS SF) — San Francisco police on Monday said a man arrested last week in connection with the attempted robbery of a hardware store at gunpoint was also wanted for robbing a pawnshop nearly four months ago.
Last Thursday, a suspect entered a hardware store in the 2000 block of Market Street and demanded money while brandishing a semi-automatic gun.READ MORE: Bay Area Health Expert Hails Potential of Single-Shot COVID-19 Vaccine in Pandemic Battle
The suspect then allegedly put the gun away and produced a collapsible baton, according to police.
The suspect fled emptyhanded when the victim yelled for another employee.
After briefly investigating the case, officers in about two hours were able to track a person matching the suspect’s description to the 800 block of Eddy Street. The suspect has been identified as Necho Goins, 26, of San Francisco.READ MORE: High School Girl Sues San Mateo County, State of California to Allow Indoor Youth Sports
Police said in detaining Goins officers allegedly found a replica gun in his waistband and a collapsible baton in his pants pocket.
Officers arrested Goins on suspicion of attempted robbery and possession of a burglary tool among other offenses. Officers also arrested Goins on a warrant in connection with an unrelated robbery, in which he allegedly stole a diamond ring from a pawnshop in October, according to police.
Goins remains in custody and is being held without bail, according to jail records.MORE NEWS: Longtime San Francisco Merchants Lament Recent Spike in Burglaries
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