Cops Bust Armed Robbers Red-Handed in Mission District (Update)

Jail bait

(Update Sept. 13): Alex Bastian with the District Attorney's Office informs us that a judge determined there was not enough evidence, and the case was dropped. According to Bastian, the victims were unable to identify the suspects. In addition, he said the stolen property was never found on the defendants.

(Original Story Aug. 24) What are the chances that someone robbed in San Francisco will actually get their stuff back? Today we bring you another story of hardworking San Franciscans who actually got their money back after they were allegedly robbed by a trio in the Mission District.

On Aug. 22, about 12:02 a.m., the victims — a 22-year-old man and a 40-year-old man — were walking on the 2800 block of 22nd Street when three men surrounded them, according to police. Two of the suspects pointed handguns at the victims while a third man reached under his shirt to simulate a gun.

The robbers demanded their property and, fearing for their lives, the victims turned over their cell phones, a wallet (with money), and a digital music player. The robbers ran off and the victims quickly called 911.

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