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Monday, January 3, 2011

Police Collar Man Robbing Official Police Clothier

Posted By on Mon, Jan 3, 2011 at 11:45 AM

click to enlarge Police notice when you steal from their clothier
  • Police notice when you steal from their clothier

A burglar was caught in the act Sunday perpetrating an alleged crime every bit as ill-conceived as robbing a doughnut store.

Police nabbed an as-yet unidentified man as he was purportedly robbing Galls on Cesar Chavez -- the official clothier of the San Francisco Police Department.

The burglar was found amidst bulletproof vests, batons, and other police items, SF Weekly has learned.

Galls personnel confirmed the break-in, but deferred comments to the regional office of uniform giant Aramark. As that regional office is in Long Beach -- and the offices are closed Jan. 3 -- that was not much help.

Police spokesman Officer Eric Chiang confirmed that the twentysomething Samoan male was caught on-scene with "vests and some items" dumped on the ground near his feet. A car was seen leaving the area, but police are unsure if it was an accomplice, or just a taxi.

Chiang, who has worked out of Bayview for eight years, said this is the first robbery attempt at Galls he's heard of.

Wonder why?

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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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