A woman was robbed of more than $10,000 after cashing a check at a bank in South San Francisco on Saturday, police said.
The woman was robbed as she walked on El Camino Real toward Southwood Drive about 4:15 p.m. The crook leaped out of a van, pushed her to the ground and then grabbed her backpack with the cash. He then pointed a gun at her and told her not to call the police or he would kill her, police said.
He fled in the van south on El Camino Real.
The victim said she did not recognize the crook. He was described as a Hispanic man, 5-foot-9, around 250 pounds, clean shaven with a dark complexion, black hair and was wearing a white jacket and white t-shirt with unknown black markings, police said. He also wore gray pants, sunglasses and a gold chain around his neck.
The suspect’s vehicle was described only as a newer model red van, possibly a minivan, police said.
Police believe there may have been witnesses to the crime and encourage anyone with information on this robbery to contact the South City Police Department at (650) 877-8900.