Police seek public’s help identifying assault and robbery suspect 

Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying and finding a man suspected of brutally assaulting and robbing an 87-year-old woman in the Tenderloin earlier this month, Sgt. Danielle Newman said in a statement.

The woman was robbed on Aug. 8 about 9 p.m. in the 500 block of Leavenworth Street, Newman said. During the course of the robbery, the woman was knocked to the ground and dragged.

The victim sustained several broken bones and bruises, Newman said, and is still recovering at a health care facility.

The suspect is described as a black man, 40 to 50 years old, about 5-foot-10 to 6-feet tall, a skinny face, knit cap, and dark-colored leather jacket.

Anyone with information on this suspect is encouraged to call the Tenderloin Police Station’s Sgt. Michael Zhang at (415) 345-7300 or the anonymous tipline at (415) 575-4444 or by text at TIP411 with SFPD at the start of the message.

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