Bayview man stabbed during battle with burglars 

click to enlarge A man was coerced by a woman into opening the front gate of his Bayview home, and then two thugs stormed in. - GETTY IMAGES FILE PHOTO
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  • A man was coerced by a woman into opening the front gate of his Bayview home, and then two thugs stormed in.

A Bayview man was stabbed after three people broke into his home early this morning, police said, but 911 calls from neighbors reportedly led to an arrest in the case.

Officers responded to a home in the 1600 block of Palou Street, near Third Street, about 12:16 a.m. after neighbors called police about a commotion.

The victim told police an unknown woman had coerced him into opening his front gate.

The victim opened the gate and two black male suspects "rushed in and forced the victim back inside his home," Sgt. Dennis Toomer said.

The resident attempted to fight off the suspects and suffered a stab wound to his upper torso during the struggle, Toomer said. His injuries are reportedly not life threatening.

Cops arrived at the home as one of the armed robbers was exiting the front gate, Toomer said.

"He ran back inside the home and jumped out of a first floor rear window," Toomer said, adding the suspect injured his leg in the fall.

Officers who were already in the backyard promptly arrested the suspect, who was allegedly in possession of a handgun. The suspect has not been identified.

Investigators are searching for the other two suspects, Toomer said, adding that it wasn't immediately known whether anything was stolen during the incident.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call police confidentially at (415) 515-4444 or text-a-tip to TIP 411, with SFPD in the header.

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