San Francisco Crime Out of Control
It’s been a rough week for the citizens and police of San Francisco, and an active one for the criminals.
On Monday evening at around 6:30 p.m. a Hispanic male was in the wrong place at the wrong time. As occupants of two vehicles nearby got into a gun battle, he was hit by a stray bullet from the fight. The shoot out occurred in the Bayview, on the 1400 block of Palou Avenue.
At 9:30 that same evening on the 600 block of Webster Avenue, a 22-year-old African American male was stabbed multiple times. 6 hours later on the 400 block of Minna Street, and argument escalated to sword-play as a 39-year-old white male was sliced in the forearm.
Tuesday evening brought increased crime an violence in the city of San Francisco. Six people were robbed at gunpoint and assaulted in separate incidents across the city from the Richmond to the Bayview neighborhoods.
First, at around 7 in the evening, a 29-year-woman walking on Rose Street in Hayes Valley was robbed by two African American males in their 20s. After resisting their initial attempt to grab here purse, she was forced up against the wall and robbed at gunpoint.
At around 11 PM that same evening, another woman walking on 18th Avenue near Anza Street in the Richmond District had her cell phone stolen by two men in their late teens or early 20s. The victim was 28 years old.
Next, only a few minutes later in the Bayview, a man was robbed at gunpoint by another criminal in his early 20s while opening the gate to his home in the 1600 block of Quesada Avenue. The thief took cash and fled in a car.
Less then and hour later a 52-year-old man and 41-year-old woman who were walking in the 400 block of Pacific Avenue in the Financial District were robbed at gunpoint. The suspects were men in their 30s, and fled by car.
And that’s not all. At the same time two African American men in their 20s pulled up in a van next to a 34-year-old man and asked if the he had drugs. After the victim said he did not, one man exited the van, and pistol whipped him. He then stole money from his person before escaping in the van.
None of the victims of these crimes were seriously injured, but no arrests have been made. I think I’ll avoid San Francisco for a while.