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Thursday, January 10, 2013

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

Posted By on Thu, Jan 10, 2013 at 5:20 PM

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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 into custody after Muni officers reviewed surveillance video showing the three suspects splitting up the stolen property after the robbery.

According to police, the three suspects boarded the 14-Line along with the the victims at Fourth and Mission streets.

Both the victims and the suspects were seated at the rear of the bus, when the suspects demanded their property. The victims emptied their pockets, which didn't satisfy the robbers; the suspects patted down the victims, looking for additional valuables

before fleeing the bus.

The SFPD / Municipal Transportation Agency and the Muni Task Force investigated the crime and found surveillance video that showed the suspects fleeing the area and splitting up the stolen property. Police issued a crime alert within the SFPD and Muni, and officers from the Northern Station said they recognized the suspects.

All three suspects were arrested within days of the robbery, police said. Taylor, Anderson, and Thomas have been charged with 10 felony counts: five counts of robbery and five counts of child endangerment.

Anyone with information regarding this robbery, or anyone who recognizes the three arrested from any other robbery aboard a Muni Bus, is asked to call the SFPD Muni Task Force at 832-8338. Or you can leave an anonymous tip at 575-4444 or Text-a-Tip to TIP41 and begin the text message with SFPD.

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Erin Sherbert has been Online News Editor for SF Weekly since 2010. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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