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Monday, March 3, 2014

Man Robbed of Shoes, Umbrella Over Rainy Weekend

Posted By on Mon, Mar 3, 2014 at 9:37 AM

click to enlarge If only robberies were as rare as rain in San Francisco - FLICKR/ J O S H
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  • If only robberies were as rare as rain in San Francisco

A duo of robbers gave a whole new meaning to "shopping at Union Square" over the weekend after robbing a man of his apparel as he walked near the city's bustling commercial district.

On Saturday, a man well-prepared for the San Francisco storms, was two blocks from Union Square at about 11 p.m. when two teens knocked him to the ground and stripped him of his shoes and umbrella.

The robbers pulled out a knife and demanded the man's basketball and rain gear, says Officer Gordon Shyy.

The robbers ran off with their new wardrobe. Meanwhile, the victim was treated for non life-threatening injuries and (hopefully) treated to a new pair of sneakers.

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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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