Think you had a bad day?A man who was robbed at gunpoint near the City College of San Francisco Tuesday went to his home in the Inner Richmond and learned it had been burglarized by the same crooks.
The 41-year-old victim had just left the college campus around 9:20 p.m. and was walking near the intersection of Gennessee Street and Staples Avenue when two puff-coat-donning goons, one armed with a semi-automatic handgun, robbed him, San Francisco police Officer Albie Esparza said Wednesday.
The crooks made off with the victim's computer, cellphone, wallet and a set of keys to his car and home.
Later, the victim went home and discovered that the door which he had locked was now unlocked. He immediately called police and did not go inside the home, Esparza said.
Police searched the property but the crooks were long gone. Three Nikon cameras, a Blu-ray player and a PlayStation were swiped from the home, police said.
Both suspects were described as black men wearing black puff coats with blue jeans, the victim told police.
The armed suspect was in his mid-to-late 20s, and stood about 6 feet tall. The victim didn't get a good look at the second suspect, Esparza said.
The victim's misfortune serves as an example for how victims should react to being robbed on the street of any information that could identify where they live. First, the victim did the right thing by waiting for police to show up to his home when he suspected it had been burglarized.
"We don't want victims to go into the house," Ezparza said. "[The crooks] might still be in there."
Secondly, police advise victims of street robberies to change the locks at their home as soon as possible. While the victim in this particular case did not have the time to do so, "it's not uncommon to get your house burglarized after being robbed," the spokesman said.