Women targeted in string of violent robberies 

Women were targeted in a series of violent robberies on San Francisco’s streets during the last 24 hours.

A 23-year-old woman was punched in the face during a struggle for her iPhone in the Potrero Hill neighborhood around 6:15 p.m., police said.

Less than four hours earlier, a 39-year-old woman was punched and robbed at knifepoint of cash, a gold necklace and earrings in the Outer Mission district.

Around 1:45 a.m. Thursday, a 24-year-old woman was pistol-whipped and robbed of her purse, cellphone, wallet, cash, identification cards and debit and credit cards.

She was robbed at 24th and Folsom streets by two men who fled in a light green Nissan Cube, police said. The woman at first refused to hand over her purse, but did so after a thug put the gun to her head and said, “I will pull it,” police said.

An arrest has been made in one of the incidents. Responding cops took a suspect in custody in connection with the robbery of the 23-year-old woman at 20th and Arkansas streets, police said.

It was not immediately known whether any of the robbery incidents were related.

maldax@sfexaminer.com

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