Two teenage boys were robbed and one was beaten by two separate suspects in the Mid-Market area on Monday, police Sgt. Danielle Newman said. One of the suspects was later arrested.
The 14-year-old victims were walking in the unit block of McAllister Street about 4:20 p.m. to meet some friends downtown when they were accosted by the first suspect, Newman said. The suspect allegedly punched one of the victims several times before reportedly demanding his backpack. The victim complied and the suspect reportedly punched the victim again and demanded his cash. The boy turned over his cash.
The suspect then reportedly turned his attention to the second victim, demanding his cash, Newman said. He allegedly tried to punch that boy, too, but the victim was able to block it. Out of fear, Newman said, he turned over his cash to the suspect anyway. The two victims then fled the area to find a police officer.
Not long after, a second suspect approached the first victim and demanded his shoes, which the victim turned over to the crook.
Later, police were able to apprehend and arrest the suspect in the first robbery. He was positively identified by the teens, Newman said.
David Charles Washington, 28, of San Francisco was arrested on two counts of robbery. The second suspect remains at large. He was described as a man wearing a black California sweatshirt and black pants, about 25 to 30 years old, and was approximately 6-feet tall.
Although one of the teens was struck several times, he refused medical treatment at the scene.