Three young women were arrested after a series of cellphone robberies in San Francisco on Tuesday, one of which involved a rain boot used as a weapon, police said.
A 12-year-old girl was among the victims in six separate heists in the Inner Richmond, Outer Richmond and Outer Sunset neighborhoods.
Three suspects — 23-year-old Myeshia Woodward of Vallejo and girls ages 16 and 17, whose names were not released because they are minors — were arrested Tuesday night after their car was stopped at Haight and Fillmore streets, said police, who only released information about three of the robberies.
The suspects reportedly attacked the 12-year-old while she was inside a store in the 600 block of Clement Street about 4:45 p.m., police said.
They asked about her smartphone, then jumped on top of her and ripped the device away, police said.
About 25 minutes later, similarly described suspects robbed a 38-year-old woman walking in the area of 23rd Avenue and Cabrillo Street. While one suspect grabbed the woman’s arms, another snatched her phone from her pocket, police said.
About 15 minutes later, the suspects allegedly attacked a woman at 29th Avenue and Lincoln Way. After failing to swipe her phone from her hand, one of the suspects “swung a rain boot” at the victim. Although the boot didn’t strike her, the woman’s phone was taken.