A San Francisco man was arrested and another suspect is still on the loose after a stabbing and robbery in the Tenderloin on Sunday, police said.
Jorge Mares, 22, was arrested on assault and robbery charges for his alleged role in an argument that turned violent and injured two men, one of which had his cellphone jacked during the ensuing melee, police Officer Tracy Turner said.
The two victims were in the 500 block of Jones Street about 8:45 p.m., police said, when the argument started, reportedly between Mares and a 30-year-old man. It was unclear if the men knew each other.
As the argument escalated, Mares reportedly punched the man, knocking his phone to ground, Turner said. Mares is then alleged to have stabbed the second victim, a 25-year-old man, in the right side of his hip.
Mares allegedly picked up the first victim's cellphone, police said. Before fleeing, another suspect, described as a man in his 20s who seemed to know Mares, arrived and also punched the phone's owner before they both fled. That suspect remains at large.
The victims were treated for their injuries at the hospital, which were not life threatening.