Hoodlums hit by hard times 

Thugs have been rather outspoken about blaming the tough economy for their criminal behavior.

About a week ago, for example, a punk with a handgun robbed two victims in the 700 block of Treat Street around 2:08 a.m.

His explained to his victims “that the economy is tough,” and then fled, police said.

A day later, an armed crook in the Tenderloin was clear about why he robbed his victim. “I’m hungry,” the thug told the 24-year-old victim near the intersection of Hyde Street and Golden Gate Avenue, police said.

A day after that in the Outer Richmond district, a lowlife told a woman after robbing her of $3, “I didn’t realize you were poor,” police said.

Meanwhile, law-abiding folks struggling to make ends meet are not only getting robbed, but needlessly reminded about the economic downturn.

maldax@sfexaminer.com

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