Rob me once, shame on me, rob me twice, lose my cash, too 

A man who was robbed twice in the Tenderloin district on Monday had offered an armed crook cash to retrieve his stolen backpack, police said.

The back-to-back gunpoint robberies occurred in the unit block of Taylor Street around 5 p.m.

An armed crook in his 40s grabbed the 20-year-old victim’s backpack. The victim followed the crook. The crook turned around, pointed a handgun at him, and said he was going to keep the backpack, police said Tuesday.

Then a second suspect, also a man in his 40s, offered to help the victim get his backpack returned. The victim agreed to pay the suspect to get his backpack back, but the second suspect had other plans.

The “good Samaritan” pointed a handgun at the victim and demanded his cash and cell phone, police said.

In the backpack, the victim lost a laptop, police said.

There have been no arrests.

maldax@sfexaminer.com

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