Ice cream vendor, two others robbed at gunpoint in S.F. 

A 68-year-old man selling frozen treats on a Mission district sidewalk was robbed at gunpoint Wednesday by two teenagers who first appeared to be customers, police said.

The armed robbery of the ice cream seller was just one of three that happened across San Francisco on Wednesday, two were committed within half an hour in the Mission.

In the ice cream-related incident, the vendor was approached by a boy and a girl — described as a 17 year old and 14 year old, respectively — near 22nd and Shotwell streets around 4:50 p.m.

At first the pair tried to buy ice cream, but then one of the two pulled out a small white handgun and demanded cash.

The vendor handed over his money, and the young thieves ran away.

About 20 minutes before the robbery, a 32-year-old man was pickpocketed by a gun-wielding thief and an accomplice near 18th and Mission streets.

The man and woman stole a wallet from the victim's pocket around 4:30 p.m. and ran away. The victim chased them down, but one of the thieves pulled out a gun and they got away with the wallet as well as cash.

The thieves are both described as about 20 years old.

Later in the evening, on the other side of The City, a 58-year-old man was robbed of his cash in Lower Nob Hill.

The man was near Bush and Taylor streets when a male walked up and pointed a handgun at the victim, demanding cash. The victim handed over his money and the suspect, who appeared to be 20 years old, ran away.

No one was injured in any of the armed robberies Wednesday. Detailed suspect descriptions were not given by police.
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