SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Police in San Francisco on Thursday arrested a man connected to the strong arm robbery and hit-and-run of a delivery driver earlier this month in the city’s South of Market neighborhood.
According to police, on June 3, a UPS delivery driver told officers he had been robbed earlier that afternoon in the first block of Gough Street, between Market and Otis streets.
There, the driver said after he unloaded boxes for delivery, a male suspect approached him and then took one of his boxes. When the victim confronted the suspect, the suspect punched him and a struggle ensued, police said.
A Toyota SUV being driven by a second suspect then arrived and struck the victim. The first suspect wasn’t able to take the package, ultimately, and got into the SUV and the two suspects fled the scene, police said.
The victim was hospitalized for his injuries, which weren’t life-threatening, according to police.
Through the course of their investigation, officers were able to issue a crime alert bulletin via a law enforcement database for the robbery suspect and the suspect vehicle.
Then on Thursday, an officer with the San Francisco State University Police Department spotted the wanted Toyota SUV in the 200 block of Buckingham Way. San Francisco Police Department investigators were then called to the scene and determined the SUV’s license plate did not match vehicle registration records, police said.
Inside the SUV, investigators found several stolen license plates.
Investigators determined a man associated with the SUV, 27-year-old Daly City resident Sean Doherty, was the driver in the June 3 robbery. Doherty was arrested on suspicion of robbery, conspiracy and hit-and-run with injury, police said.
According to jail records, Doherty remains in custody and is being held without bail.
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