San Francisco police arrest scooter thief; other crooks escape justice 

A thief was busted for stealing a scooter Tuesday, but a few lucky crooks got away in other crimes this week, police said.

Taylor and Sacramento streets
1 a.m. Monday

A young woman was robbed at gunpoint of her purse by a creep asking for directions, police said. Before the woman could help the creep, he pulled out a gun and demanded her purse. She complied. He was described by cops as a black man, 18 to 20 years old, 5 foot 8 inches and 120 pounds. No arrest has been made.

1600 block of Castro Street
10:30 a.m. Tuesday

A man was arrested after stealing a motorized scooter, cops said. The victim had locked the scooter to a pole in front of his home and returned to find it missing. A witness saw the thief cut the chain and take the moped. He drove the victim around to look for the suspect and found him a few blocks away. Officers arrived and arrested him.

Hyde and Bush streets
8 p.m. Wednesday

A 29-year-old woman was pistol-whipped by a gun-toting gal, cops said. The victim was approached from behind by a woman in her 20s who demanded the victim’s property and struck her in the head with the gun. The crook then jumped into a 2000s-model Saturn driven by an unknown man and fled. The victim did not suffer a loss and was treated at the hospital for her injuries, which were not life threatening.

First and Market streets
11:30 p.m. Wednesday

A 23-year-old woman was robbed by a man in his 60s, police said. The brute approached the victim and demanded her money. She complied and the crook fled. No arrest has been made.

Bay City News contributed to this report.

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