Stretch of armed robberies persists across SF 

The rash of armed robberies in San Francisco persists, with a dozen terrorizing city streets since Tuesday.

There were six reported hold-ups during a five-hour period spanning from late Tuesday night to early Wednesday morning, and another six throughout Thursday, police said.

Some involved guns, other knives. Incidents have occurred citywide. As of Thursday, investigators had not seen any apparent links to the first seven robberies. The victims’ description of their assailants did not offer any obvious links, police said.

Thursday’s incidents occurred in the Inner Sunset, the South of Market, the Bayview and Ingleside neighborhoods, police said.

At 3 p.m., a 57-year-old man was robbed by knifepoint by a 6-foot-tall white male at Ninth and Irving streets. He gave up his wallet, police said.

In a separate incident, two men who brought two other men into their home on Moss Street on Thursday were later robbed by the visitors at gunpoint. The suspects were described as 28-year-old black men.

At 6:35 p.m., two men robbed a business in the 2800 block of Third Street at knifepoint before fleeing on foot, police said.

maldax@sfexaminer.com

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