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Monday, April 6, 2009

SFPD Claims To Nab Trio of Men Responsible For Rash of Armed Robberies

Posted By on Mon, Apr 6, 2009 at 12:01 AM

NOTE: Sgt. James O'Malley notes that the three men arrested April 4 are not believed to be the three men responsible for 18 armed and strong-arm robberies in the Park Merced area between Feb. 4 and March 29. Unless arrested for unrelated crimes, those three men are ostensibly at large.

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A pair of police officers working out of the Taraval Station pulled over a car on Saturday at 19th Avenue and Crespi and arrested a trio of men they claim are responsible for a recent series of armed and strong-arm robberies.  

The rash of hold-ups had prompted an earlier San Francisco Police Department bulletin warning the general public of a trio of black men in dark hoodies robbing people in the Park Merced area with a semi-automatic handgun.

That warning concluded with the missive "please call if you see anything suspicious" -- though a description as general as "black man in a hoodie" renders both everything and nothing "suspicious." It will be interesting to see why the police claim the three men they've nabbed are the trio responsible for the armed robberies -- and more information is promised on Monday.

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Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.


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