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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Police Arrest "Tall Guy, Short Guy" in Connection with 11 Robberies

Posted By on Tue, Sep 25, 2012 at 8:27 AM

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San Francisco police tracked down the two guys -- one tall, one short -- who they say are responsible for holding up a slew of restaurants, phones stores, and even a hot tub business over the last month.

Officer Carlos Manfredi says police arrested 40-year-old Ray Faar, of San Francisco, and 48-year-old Bryan Alexander, of Daly City, on suspicion of robbing 11 businesses between Aug. 18 and Sept. 16. The duo became famous, not just for their crimes, but for their size; one guy is 5-foot-6 and the other is 5-foot-11; police had some fun with this one, and named the robbery series "tall guy, short guy."

In all 11 robberies, the pair of suspects would enter the business near

closing time and pretended to be customers. "Alexander would stand back

as a lookout, while Faar jumped onto or walked behind the counter to rob

the employees of their cell phones and then stole money from the cash

register," Manfredi said. 

During these robberies, Faar was allegedly armed with a handgun while

Alexander would move the victims to the rear of the store, ordering them

not to follow the suspects, or they'd be shot.

Investigators developed a

crime-mapping analysis of these robberies, which eventually led to the

identity and arrest of the suspects.

On the evening of Sept. 16, investigators spotted two men who matched the description of the suspects; Faar

and Alexander were taken into custody on the 1000 block of Market Street right after they finished with their 11th robbery, police said.

Faar and Alexander were booked into San Francisco County Jail on and charged with robbery of a commercial establishment

with a gun, conspiracy, and possession of stolen property. Another distinguishing trait between the two: Alexander, a

parolee, was charged with a parole violation, while Faar was charged

with possession of methamphetamines.

No word on which one was "tall" and which one was "short."

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Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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