Another downtown San Francisco office burglarized while busy employees toil away 

An office in downtown San Francisco was burglarized in the middle of the workday on Thursday, the second such heist in a week, police said.

About 1:30 p.m., an unknown man reportedly walked into the office at 27 Maiden Lane, near Kearny Street, while employees were in a meeting.

“The man was able to walk around inside of the unlocked office for several minutes before he was spotted,” according to Central Station police.

When employees finally spotted him, he reportedly exclaimed, “I am on the wrong floor.” He fled and some employees later noticed their cellphones had been stolen, police said.

As of Friday, police had not made any arrests. But investigators said they have video surveillance footage of the incident and were working to identify a suspect.

A similar burglary occurred the previous week in the 100 block of Second Street. At about noon on March 14, a crook waltzed unnoticed into an office, sat at a desk, talked on the phone, then made off with an iPad.

The iPad’s owner called police and reported that he had momentarily left his desk when the theft occurred. A coworker said she saw the unknown man, but was busy and returned to her work, police said.

Investigators said they also have video surveillance of that incident.

maldax@sfexaminer.com

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