Four robberies, four neighborhoods, four hours 

Four armed robberies starting in the Tenderloin, inner Richmond, Mission Dolores and Bayview neighborhoods happened within four hours of each other overnight, and police are unsure whether they’re connected.

No one was injured, no shots were fired and no arrests have been made, according to police.

The first of the bunch happened at a store on the 600 block of Larkin Street along the stretch known as Little Saigon, where three men entered a store around 9:30 p.m., one brandishing a gun, and told three women inside to get down, according to police.

They took some property and cash and fled in what was only described as a newer, blue car.

In the next three robberies, the victims were approached by suspects either on their way home or walking in the neighborhood.

At 11:30 p.m., two men in their 20s and 30s were walking near Turk and North Willard streets in a residential area when two other men brandished handguns and demanded their cash and backpacks, then fled on foot, according to police.

Then, just after midnight in the 800 block of Brussels in the Bayview, a man in his 50s who was getting out of his car at his home was reportedly approached by another man brandishing a handgun who took his property and ran away. 

The fourth robbery happened about 40 minutes later at 19th and Sanchez streets in the Mission Dolores neighborhood when a man pointed a gun at two other men in their 40s and 50s and took their belongings, police said.

Officer Boaz Mariles said police are still trying to figure out if they’re at all connected.

The only preliminary descriptions indicated that the suspects in the Tenderloin robbery were Asian men in their 20s, and in the other three robberies the suspects were black, but ranging in ages from 18 to 30.

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