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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

What's Up With All These Home Invasions in San Francisco Lately?

Posted By on Tue, Feb 3, 2015 at 12:27 PM

Another San Francisco family was terrorized last night in a home invasion robbery — the fourth in the city since Friday. 

According to police reports, five unidentified men busted into a home on the unit block of Ervine Street last night and held up two victims at gunpoint. Police say the robbers made their way into the house at about 9:20 p.m.. ordered the victims to lay face down on the ground while they ransacked the house. 

The robbers took two smartphones and one gun before fleeing the house in an unknown direction. The suspects were only described as black men in their teens. 

It's the fourth home invasion robbery in San Francisco since Friday when a woman with a knife rang the doorbell of a home on the on the 100 block of Farallones Street in the Ocean View neighborhood and forced her way in. The victim — a 26-year-old female — was tied up with extension cords and a towel after she was forced to hand over her cellphone and money. 

The next day, an 85-year-old man was robbed after his doorbell rang and an unknown man made his way into his Diamond Heights house, robbing the resident of his valuables. And on Sunday, a 55-year-old woman was sleeping when an unknown man broke into her home on the 300 block of Buchanan Street and punched her. A second man taped her mouth shut while they pilfered her apartment. 

Police say they don't believe the robberies are related at this time. "I know the suspect description varies in each one," says Sgt. Monica MacDonald. "So they're all being investigated separately." 


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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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