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    July 11, 2014

    Robber Can't Get His Gun to Work During Heist, So Victim Runs Away

    A 31-year-old man escaped injury -- and possibly death -- last night after a robber held him up at gunpoint, but then failed to get the firearm to work properly when he attempted to shoot the man. Officer Gordon Shyy says that the victim was outside his residence on the unit block of Rutland at ab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2014

    Man Shot During Home Invasion Robbery in the Bayview

    An unidentified man is clinging to life today after being shot during a home invasion robbery in the city's Bayview neighborhood last night. Police say sometime at about 11:45 p.m., the three robbers -- only described as three black males -- held a man at gunpoint outside a residence on the 1500 b ... More >>

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    April 23, 2014
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    July 31, 2013

    Christopher Porter-Bailey Arrested in Connection to Vicious Pride Weekend Assault

    San Francisco police have made an arrest in the violent robbery and assault that took place in the Castro district during the very early morning hours of June 30, just hours after Pink Saturday festivities. Christopher Porter-Bailey, 23 of Oakland, was arrested on July 26. He is one of the subject ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2013

    SFPD Needs Help Identifying Man Who Kicked Woman in the Face (video)

    While most Pride events were full of fun and joy, a group of suspects were causing pain and suffering to some attendees. San Francisco police are asking for help in identifying a suspect involved in what they're calling a "brutal" robbery and assault that left a woman unconscious. The incident o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2013

    2 Chainz Finally Admits He Was Robbed, Shot At in San Francisco

    2 Chainz kept denying to his fans that he had been robbed at gunpoint in San Francisco last week, despite police statements, video footage, and detailed media reports, stating otherwise. But now that the surveillance video showing the robbery went viral, it seems the Atlanta-based rapper had no choi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2013

    Man Claiming To Be HIV Positive Robs Store, Threatens Clerk With Hypodermic Needle

    Well this is scary. A robber claiming to have HIV is on the loose after reportedly pilfering from a Tenderloin corner store and threatening the clerk with a hypodermic needle. At about 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, police were called to the 1000 block of Polk Street on reports of an armed robbery -- and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2013

    Oakland Crooks Totally Undeterred by Security Guards Hired to Protect News Reporters

    You know crime has gotten out of control when thieves are not only victimizing news reporters, but also the security guards specifically hired to protect news reporters from would-be thieves. Today another crew of journalists was burglarized during an interview in broad daylight, just a week after ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2013

    Confirmed: Oakland Has More Robberies Than Any Other American City

    Turns out, ex-San Franciscans and budding hipsters aren't the only ones who love Oakland. Robbers have long found the city to be their home away from home. According to a new report, the nation's most exciting city scored another no. 1 title this week (although much less exciting) as being the rob ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2013

    Awkward Bank Robber Loses Fake Mustache During Holdup

    An armed bank robber hoping to pull off his heist incognito managed to draw even more attention to himself when the phony mustache he was wearing started falling off mid-robbery. According to police, the robber walked into a Bank of America on El Camino Real in Burlingame Wednesday afternoon donni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2013

    Cops Say Happy Donut Shooting Suspect Still on the Lam and Could Be Dying

    San Francisco police are asking for your help in locating the man who shot another man inside a Visitaction Valley Happy Donuts earlier this week. Police say it's urgent, as the suspect could be dying from wounds he got during the robbery. On Monday just before 3 a.m., the armed robber walked into ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2013

    Have You Been Robbed by Dudes in A Maroon-Colored Car Lately?

    San Francisco police arrested two men, including one teen, last night, who they believe are responsible for two -- and maybe more -- smartphone strong-armed robberies. Police arrested 19-year-old Edwin Tobie and Ernest Evans, 20, both San Francisco residents, on suspicion of robbery, conspiracy, p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2013

    Cops Bust Alleged Robbers Linked to Violent Jewelry Heist

    San Francisco police have nabbed a trio who they say is responsible for a series of robberies, including a gas station and a jewelry store. The three suspects are identified as Arthur Gonzalez, 34, Gary Green, 20, and Socorro Santiago, 18, all of San Francisco. Police say they found a loaded firea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2013

    James Craig Davis, Berkeley Bank Robbery Suspect, Arrested in Missouri

    On January 16, a man holding a gun stole $6,014 from Mechanics Bank in Berkeley. Security camera footage showed the man point the gun at a teller, then lean over the counter and grab the cash from the drawer. The video also caught a distinguishing feature on the robber: what appeared to be a tatto ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2013

    Three Arrested in Connection to Robbery on Muni's 14-Line

    San Francisco Police arrested three men who allegedly followed five juveniles onto a Muni bus last month and robbed them of cash and electronics. Police say on Dec. 28. Denzel Anderson, 21, of San Francisco, Lazarus Thomas, 21, of Daly City, and Cornelius Taylor, 24, of San Francisco, were taken i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2012

    Damien Ford, James Ross Accused of Series of Armed Robberies

    San Francisco police have arrested two men who allegedly committed two back-to-back armed robberies in less than an hour on Saturday.Officer Albie Esparza tells us that about 9 p.m. the two robbers walked into a store on the 200 block of Noe Street -- one was armed with a shotgun, and both men had t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2012

    Accused Bank Robber Attempts to Get Cash, Gets Jail Time Instead

    A suspected robber's day at the bank quickly turned into a night in jail after he skillfully demonstrated that he's no Bonnie or Clyde. Around 11:30 a.m. yesterday, the suspect walked into a bank on the 2800 block of Geary Boulevard and told the teller, "This is a robbery, give me all of the money." ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2012

    Police Arrest "Tall Guy, Short Guy" in Connection to 11 Robberies

    San Francisco police tracked down the two guys -- one tall, one short -- who they say are responsible for holding up a slew of restaurants, phones stores, and even a hot tub business over the last month. Officer Carlos Manfredi says police arrested 40-year-old Ray Faar, of San Francisco, and 48-year ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2012

    Woman Details Violent Home-Invasion Robbery in the Haight

    Lower Haight neighbors are bit shaken after hearing of this scary home-invasion robbery where armed men forced their way into a home and attacked the residents. The crime happened just before 4 a.m. on Wednesday; the suspects surprised the sleeping residents, one of whom was punched repeatedly, acco ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2012

    Cops Arrest Men Wanted for Serial Robberies in the Richmond District

    Richmond District businesses can relax a little now that police have busted the men they say are responsible for a slew of heists, including a restaurant and a jewelry store. Sgt. Michael Andraychak says police arrested a 50-year-old man, a 48-year-old man, and a 23-year-old man on suspicion of robb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2012

    Cops Bust Armed Robbers Red-Handed in Mission District

    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 robbed by a trio in the Mission District.On Aug. 22, about 12:02 a.m., the victims -- a 22-y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2012

    Alleged Muni Robber Doubles His Displeasure

    An alleged robber was busted twice -- the second time while he was already sitting in jail. San Francisco police say they arrested 21-year-old Devon Williams earlier this week after recognizing him from a surveillance video from a Muni robbery back in January. On July 25, investigators drove to the& ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2012

    Another Journalist Robbed at Gunpoint in Oakland

    Journalists over in Oakland are making headlines while trying to get the headlines thanks of a rash of robberies targeting news reporters and cameramen out in the field.On Monday, an Oakland Tribune photographer was out on assignment when she was held up at gunpoint and robbed of her laptop and came ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2012

    Man Found Not Guilty of Robbing USF Student at Gunpoint

    A man who was facing a potential 17 years in prison for robbing a University of San Francisco student at gunpoint back in 2010 was found not guilty of all charges.Joshua Johnson, 20, was acquitted of all three counts against him, including one count of robbery with a firearm, and two counts of assau ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2012

    Police Want Public's Help Nabbing Serial Bank Robbers

    San Francisco inspectors are asking that you keep an eye out for these suspects who are wanted in connection with several local bank robberies.The first robbery happened on April 30 at about 11:30 a.m. The suspect walked into a bank on the 300 block of Clay Street and demanded money from the teller. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2012

    Former San Jose Cop Gets Job Back After Helping Police Catch Bank Robbers

    ​Former cop Michael Nasser got a big reward for helping San Jose police lock up three alleged bank robbers this week: His old job back.Nasser, who worked as a San Jose police officer for 11 years, had been laid off last year due to budget cuts. But on Tuesday, the department learned just ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2012

    Employee Allegedly Robs Own Store, Forgets Surveillance Camera Is on

    Some people just don't make enough time for a square meal ​Here's a good one for dumbcrooks.comA woman working at a commercial store on the 2700 block of Mission Street had the brilliant idea of staging a fake robbery inside her own store. But her brilliance was quickly eclipsed by her idiocy when ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2011

    Man Robbed While Peeing in North Beach Alley

    Those robbers really took the piss out of him​If you're a robber looking to score an easy victim -- urine luck!Police say that a San Francisco man was robbed as he urinated in an alley at about 1:55 a.m. on Friday. According to police, the man had met friends at a nearby bar, and as they were deci ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2011

    Man Sleeps Through Home Invasion Robbery in Tenderloin

    What other invasions has he slept through?​Police are looking for four black men who allegedly broke into a residence on the 700 block of Ellis Street early this morning in a home invasion robbery. According to police, the suspects knocked on the door at about 2:40 a.m. When the first victim -- a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2011

    Roller Derby Girls Robbed at Gunpoint

    Rolling on ... ​Police are investigating a brazen crime where two members of the Bay Area Derby girls league were robbed at gunpoint after a bout earlier this month.  On the evening of July 9, the two members had packed up the money the league had raised from the event that night and drove ba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2011

    San Francisco Police Kill Suspected 'Gen X Bandit' Bank Robber

    Gen X bandit wears plaid shirts​San Francisco cops shot and killed a suspected bank robber last night after he allegedly tried to run them over with his car. Media outlets are reporting that the wanted criminal might have been the notorious 'Gen X' bandit, who is known to rob banks in his distinct ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2010

    Bumbling Marijuana Dispensary Bandits 'Left a Trail of Spilled Weed Out the Door'

    The costumes may yet give them away...​A Richmond District medical cannabis dispensary was robbed last Friday (when else?) by a pair of assailants, who made off with less than $1,000 worth of cash and leafy green medicine, dispensary staff told SF Weekly on Monday. The club, the Hemp Center a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2010

    Drunk Man Spins Fantastic Carjacking Tale

    On overly protective sibling is accused of robbing a man's car and smashing it up. It's complicated. ​A man enjoying a night out at a bar told police he was carjacked at gunpoint and either forced into the vehicle for a horrifying drive through the Mission or chased his purloined car on foot. He's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2010

    'Ponytail Bandits' -- Three Rodriguez Brothers -- To Be Charged, Arraigned

    Tails, you lose​The "Ponytail Bandits" -- a group of young Hispanic men suspected of five armed robberies in one night -- will likely be arraigned today, police tell SF Weekly. The men, who earned their nickname from police due to their distinctive appearances, were arrested Sunday when officers n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2010

    Feds Take Over Case Vs. Shelly Denise Jones, Allegedly City's 'Most Stylish Bank Robber'

    Shelly Denise Jones' alleged bank robberies are now a federal case​We've written a bit about Shelly Denise Jones, the Antioch bus driver accused of driving her bus to a bank in Daly City and robbing it -- and wearing such stylish clothes while allegedly knocking over two San Francisco banks that w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2010

    Is Shelly Denise Jones San Francisco's Most Stylish Bank Robber? (PICS)

    Daly City PoliceShelly Denise Jones is charged with robbing three banks -- in high style​Bus driver drove bus to bank, robbed it, cops sayDaly City Police have released the name and photo of the woman who is purportedly San Francisco's most stylish bank robber: Shelly Denise Jones, 34, of Antioch. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2010

    Alleged Serial Robber Jacob Schildgen Arrested

    Some alleged robbers, it turns out, do take no for an answer​A man charged with more than half a dozen Castro-area robberies -- and two bizarre non-robberies -- has been arrested, according to the San Francisco Police Department. Details are forthcoming, but the man -- identified as 42-year-old Sa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2009

    More Robberies In Ingleside

    via flickr by Hamed ParhamChristmastime crime​Another day, another robbery in the Ingleside District?Apparently, there have been several robberies in the St. Mary's Park area over the last week where a gunman has targeted people as they walk down Crescent Street near Agnon. In one incident the vic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2009

    SFPD Homicide Inspector Has 'Fingers Crossed' That Suspect He Nabbed For Unrelated Felony Is Man Behind Fatal SOMA Mugging

    Helen CanafaxHomicide Inspector Richard Martin told SF Weekly that he's hopeful a man he arrested on May 7 on an outstanding felony warrant could be the mugger police are seeking behind last month's fatal purse snatching of 63-year-old Helen Canafax -- but more witnesses could be needed to prove the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2009

    Update: Police Offer Details On How Alleged Serial Robbers Were Caught

    A trio of alleged serial robbers' distinctive red car (not this one) caught the SFPD's attentionThe trio of men police allege were responsible for a rash of late-night and early morning San Francisco robberies seem to have violated what we could call Ferris Bueller's First Law: You just can't mainta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2009

    Bay Area's Last Stagecoach Robbery Commemorated By Band of Eccentrics Wearing Funny Hats

    On August 17, 1905, an unknown man wearing driving goggles on his face and feedbags over his boots leaped, screaming, from a tree and into Bay Area lore. The masked man demanded stagecoach driver Ed Campbell throw down the Wells Fargo strongbox and the mail bags before passing a hat among the coach' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2008

    San Francisco Police Have Productive Weekend

    The San Francisco Police Department was busy over the weekend rounding up robbery suspects. All tolled, cops arrested nine suspects in five robberies. Of those arrested, seven were juveniles and guns were used in two of the incidents. The first arrest occurred early Saturday morning when a motorcycl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2008

    Robber Knocks Over Two Marin Banks with Just His Hand

    A bank robber held up two Marin banks in rapid succession last week, according to the Marin Independent Journal. Using his hand to simulate a gun under his clothing, he hit the Westamerica Bank in San Rafael at 11:15 a.m. and a Wells Fargo in San Anselmo fifteen minutes later. This follows a separat ... More >>

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    December 17, 2007
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    October 10, 2007

    Gang Task Force Says They Nabbed Oakdale Mobster on $1 Million Warrant - SF Weekly has the profile

    An alleged Oakdale Mob gang member was arrested in Daly City early this morning in connection with a couple of armed robberies that occurred late last month. The alleged million-dollar mobster Daniel Dennard, 23, faces numerous charges, including armed robbery, carjacking and one count of an ex-fel ... More >>

  • News

    April 26, 2006

    A Gem of a Caper

    Bags of jewels stolen. Two brothers in custody. The store owner implicated. Who done it?

  • News

    October 29, 2003

    Case Study: Christopher Taylor

    Taylor's lawyer was suspended from practicing during the robbery trial.

  • News

    May 8, 2002

    The Perfect Crime

    For 20 years, South American thieves have been stealing millions of dollars in gems and jewelry from traveling salespeople in San Francisco. And no one -- not the cops, jewelers, or insurance companies -- has the slightest idea how to stop them.

  • News

    March 25, 1998

    Mail-Order Bandits

    Armed robbers collect stamps -- and cash -- at city post offices

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    April 17, 1996
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