S.F. Sees Five Hot Prowl Burglaries in One Day

Three households woke up to missing items on Wednesday while two chased would-be thieves away.

In one 24-hour period ending Wednesday evening, five attempted or successful thefts hit San Francisco homes with residents inside, according to police.

The five hot prowl burglaries were spread out across the city, beginning with the theft of two bicycles from a man’s Victoria Street garage while he slept sometime between 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and 7:30 a.m. Wednesday.  

Overnight in Sea Cliff on the 100 block of 27th Avenue,  an unknown suspect entered a man and woman’s garage as they slept. When the two woke up, their bicycle, sunglasses and sleeping bags were gone.

And as a Lower Haight man woke up around 9 a.m. Wednesday on Page Street, he found his game console, laptop and charger were nowhere to be seen.

But not everyone woke up to missing items — two were able to scare off would-be thieves brazen enough to try sneaking in midday. A man broke into an Excelsior garage on the 200 block of Athens Street while a male resident was inside the very room.

The 64-year-old man confronted the unknown suspect, who fled in a car headed south on Athens Street around 2:20 p.m. Wednesday. Nothing was taken.

About two hours later in Hunter’s Point, a woman heard a noise while in her home on Crane Street, near Highway 101, and went to investigate. She found a suspect described as a male teenager, who promptly jumped out the window and fled before stealing anything.

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