Robber holds knife to woman’s neck, threatens to stab her 

A 25-year-old woman was robbed by knifepoint in the Tenderloin on Tuesday evening by a man who threatened to stab her.

The young woman was walking on Turk Street between Leavenworth and Hyde streets at 5:30 p.m. when she was approached from behind, according to the San Francisco Police Department.

The man, who is described as a black man between 35 and 45 years old, placed a knife to the woman’s throat and grabbed her wallet from her purse, police said.

When the woman struggled, the man threatened to stab her. The thief fled on foot after the robbery.

The woman was not injured in the attack.

mbillings@sfexaminer.com

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