Thieves rob four people of mobile devices in separate incidents 

Four people were robbed of their mobile phones or tablets in San Francisco on Tuesday.

The first cellphone theft happened around 4:30 a.m. along Market Street near Montgomery Street in the Financial District. Two men, one possibly armed, approached a woman and took her phone, police said.

The 28-year-old woman was not injured. She could not provide police a detailed description of the suspects, who fled.

Five hours later, another woman’s cellphone was stolen near Ellis and Divisadero streets in the Western Addition. The 23-year-old was walking with the phone in her hand when two teenage-looking boys yanked it from her and fled.

Then in the evening, an 18-year-old man was walking in the Richmond near 39th and Balboa streets around 6 p.m. when a man came up from behind him, pulled a tablet from his hands and ran away. The thief appeared to be 18 to 25 years old, police said.

In the last incident, a man’s cellphone was taken after he was attacked on Sixth Street near Bryant Street around 9 p.m. The 28-year-old was trying to take a picture of the thief’s luxury sports car in the Mission when the driver and an accomplice physically attacked him and swiped his phone.

The thief drove away in the light blue, four-door Jaguar and the other attacker fled in a silver Acura. The victim was not seriously injured

Police were not given detailed descriptions of the suspects in any of the incidents.
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