Last month SF Weekly readers were disgusted -- and rightly so -- after viewing a video we posted showing two teen girls punch a 68-year-old woman in the face and rob her as she rode the Muni through the Bayview.
Those same readers might be happy to know that the cops have nabbed two girls who they say are responsible for the crime. Over the weekend, Fugitive Watch, a local program aimed to catch crooks, posted the same video on its website -- and someone recognized one of the girls.
Here's how Fugitive Watch explains it:
According to detectives, one of suspects was identified based on tip given to the Fugitive Watch Program. The anonymous caller recognized the suspect and gave Fugitive Watch the suspect's name. Fugitive Watch passed along the name to the San Francisco Police Department who arrested her at a local detention facility where she was already in custody on unrelated charges.
The second suspect turned herself in after seeing herself on television, according to Fugitive Watch. Both suspects' names are being withheld because they are juveniles.
On June 11, the brazen girls, who appeared to be no more than 14 years old, got on an outbound T-Line, walked up to the victim, punched her, then grabbed both her purses she was holding.
The girls ran off in an unknown direction and remained on the lam until the weekend tip came through to police.
Here's the video that helped nail the alleged thieves: