Woman Beaten and Robbed in Russian Hill

Categories: Crime
A 27-year-old woman was attacked last night as she walked through the city's Russian Hill neighborhood.

At about 10:30 p.m., the victim was on the corner of Larkin and Greenwich streets when an unknown man walked up to her and pepper-sprayed her in the face. And when that didn't work, the robber started punching the woman in the face and the head, Officer Albie Esparza said.

The man grabbed her mp3 player, credit cards, and money before hopping in a tan car and speeding off.

The woman, who suffered minor injuries, was unable to give the cops a full description of the suspect other than he was a black man between the ages of 20 and 25.

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@EnglandJim I know!! I just read about that today...can't believe that happened on Larkin & Greenwich (right next to Tiny's old place)...


@dinolamela @SFWeekly and they say the TL is rough....jeez!


When I lived in high crime neighborhoods I developed the habit of always carrying a $20 bill in my back pocket.  That way I always had something to offer the muggers and hopefully avoid a beating or worse.  I had stopped thinking that way after moving to San Francisco and one of its northeast neighborhoods.  I'll start carrying that $20 again.


They are callous cowards.  Reminder, none of your possessions are worth your life

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