Woman bashed with six-pack of bottles, one of many SF robberies since Wednesday 

Thugs shoplifted clothes, stole cash and even pilfered groceries in San Francisco overnight — and a woman was even bashed in the face with a six-pack of bottles during an ice-cold robbery, cops said.

Around 1:30 a.m. Thursday, a 39-year-old woman carrying a bag of groceries near California and Hyde streets was accosted by a man and woman in their 20s, police said. The crooked couple grabbed the woman’s groceries and, when she tried to get them back, they took a six-pack of bottles out of the bag and pummeled her in the face with it. The suspects fled and the woman was treated at the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

An hour later a 22-year-old man was counting his money in the 2000 block of Mission Street when a man aged between 25 and 35 slapped the wallet out of his hand, grabbed it and fled, cops said. Luckily for this victim, his wallet was later returned.

The night before around 8 p.m., a 52-year-old man was shoplifting a jacket and shirt in the 100 block of O’Farrell Street. When he was spotted, he punched the 23-year-old store security guard who confronted him in the face and attempted to flee, police said. The security guard was able to detain the dolt, who was placed under arrest when police arrived, they said.

Also on Wednesday night, in the 1000 block of Polk Street, a 23-year-old man was confronted by two men, one in his 40s, who demanded money around 9 p.m. One of the ruffians punched the man in the face. The victim turned over his money and the thugs fled, cops said.


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