Muni robberies rampant Wednesday 


At least four cellphone robberies were reported on Muni buses or at transit shelters Wednesday, police said.

About 11 a.m., a 25-year-old woman who was reportedly waiting for the bus at Third and Mission streets was knocked to the ground by a man in his 20s who swiped her cellphone.

Fifty minutes later, police said, a 29-year-old woman waiting at a bus stop at Geary and Laguna streets was robbed of her cellphone when a juvenile snatched it from her hand. He fled with the phone after a struggle, police said.

A 28-year-old man suffered the same fate on a Muni bus that stopped at San Bruno and Wilde avenues about 6:30 p.m. The robber, a man in his 20s, snuck up from behind, grabbed the phone from his hands, hopped off the bus and got away, police said.

The most brutal robbery of the day started on a 5 Fulton bus in the 600 block of Gough Street about 7:55 p.m.

A 67-year-old woman who had gotten into an argument with two thugs on the bus was subsequently punched, thrown to the ground and robbed of her briefcase and more than one cellphone, police said. The men, described as being in their 20s, reportedly fled in a black sedan.

No arrests were reported in any of the cases.


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