Suspect held in Excelsior stick-ups 

A man was arrested, and another is at large, in connection with a series of robberies Monday in the Excelsior district, police Officer Albie Esparza said.

The first incident occurred at Geneva Avenue and Santos Street. An 18-year-old woman reportedly was standing on a sidewalk about 7 p.m. when an armed man snuck up and grabbed her tightly. He took her cellphone and threatened to shoot her as he ran away, police said.

The victim said she did not see a gun. The crook reportedly fled in a brown sedan driven by someone else.

The next robbery occurred in the 400 block of Athens Street about 10:17 p.m., police said. One of the suspects allegedly pointed a gun at a 37-year-old woman and tried to grab her phone, but fled after not being able to take it.
About 20 minutes later, the suspects struck again at Santa Rosa Avenue and Alemany Boulevard, police said. An 18-year-old man was held up at gunpoint and robbed of his wallet and cellphone.

Cops eventually found the robbers when they went to a downtown area known as a place to sell stolen goods, Esparza said. However, one suspect was able to flee.

Also, a silver sport utility vehicle used by the pair had been reported stolen in a carjacking Saturday, Esparza said.

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