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.

rnagle@sfexaminer.com

Bay City News contributed to this report.

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