This might not be something they teach you in high school: Don’t rob someone in front of a police station.
Bayview cops had their work come to them Tuesday when a 15-year-old crook robbed a woman across the street from the police station, Capt. Robert Sullivan said.
About 4:13 p.m., officers walking out of the station saw a 43-year-old woman on Newhall Street waving to get their attention, police said. She told the officers she had just been robbed of her iPhone and jacket, and the suspect had fled.
During a search of the area, witnesses told police they had seen the suspect trying to climb fences. After a door-to-door search, one resident told police he thought the suspect might be in someone’s backyard.
Officers eventually arrested the suspect in a yard in the 1900 block of Armstrong Avenue, police said. The stolen jacket was reportedly wrapped around his waist with the iPhone in one of the pockets.
The incident was the second time this week that a criminal act has taken place near a police station. On Sunday, a laundromat owner was seriously injured in an attack at his business a block away from the Tenderloin Police Station.
The suspect in that attack, Kenneth Morris, 59, of San Francisco, was arrested on assault charges.