Police investigating three separate brazen home-invasion burglaries 

Police are investigating three separate home invasion type of burglaries that occurred in San Francisco over the weekend.

The first incident happened Friday in the Oceanview neighborhood, police said. A 26-year-old woman woke up in her residence in the 100 block of Farallones Street about 8:15 a.m. and saw an unknown male who appeared to be in his 30s walk out of her home, police said.

The woman then heard a knock at her front door and after she opened the door, a woman, who also appeared to be in her 30s, walked in and placed a knife to the victim's neck and walked her around the house while snatching up jewelry, cellphones and cash, police said.

The crook then forced the woman into a chair and placed a towel over her head, police said. She then tied the victim to the chair with an extension cord and continued to ransack the place before fleeing.

The victim sustained minor injuries but refused medical care.

The second harrowing home invasion happened in Diamond Heights on Saturday and involved an elderly couple. The 85-year-old man and 79-year-old woman answered the door of their home in the first block of Amethyst Way about 7:30 a.m., but found no one there. The man then went upstairs and discovered two unknown men inside his home.

The men forced the victims to walk around their home and point out objects of value, police said.

One of the burglars fled in a waiting vehicle and the other fled in a vehicle belonging to the victims.

All in all, the crooks made off with cash, a tablet, smartphone, computer, jewelry and the car, police said.

The male victim in the burglary sustained only a minor injury, police said.

The third burglary happened in the Lower Haight on Sunday, police said. Two men broke into a 55-year-old woman's home in the 300 block of Buchanan Street about 5:30 a.m., police said. The burglars woke up the victim by punching her in the stomach and the head, police said. One of the thugs tied the victim up and put tape over her mouth.

The crooks then rummaged through the apartment until they found cash in a closet and fled the scene.

The woman sustained minor injuries and was treated at the scene. There have been no arrests in any of the burglaries.

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