Three young men suspected in a Tuesday night armed robbery spree in San Francisco reportedly made the ill-advised decision to target a victim in Bernal Heights — where residents and police are aggressively addressing recent muggings.
Police used the GPS in a smartphone that had just been stolen from one of three victims on Bocana Street, near Cortland Avenue in Bernal Heights, to locate a vehicle at Seventh and Harrison streets. The car fled as soon as cops approached, police at the Bayview Police Station said Wednesday.
A chase ensued, and the car eventually crashed into another before the three suspects were arrested about 9 p.m.
The adult suspects were identified as South San Francisco residents Thomas Sagaiga, 18, and Jeremiah Ieremia, 22. The 16-year-old lives in San Francisco.
Earlier in the night, police said, the trio committed two robberies in Portola at Bacon and Girard streets and at Silver Avenue and Girard Street.
It’s unclear whether the suspects are connected to other incidents in the neighborhood that have led to the increased police presence.