Five suspects are sought following the robbery of a person for cash, including euros, at a San Francisco bus stop along the Embarcadero, officials said.
The victim was boarding a bus around 7 p.m. Monday near the Embarcadero and Bay Street when the suspects tried to take the victim's laptop bag, computer, headphones and wallet, according to the San Francisco Police Department.
The victim was assaulted by one of the suspects, which caused them to let go of their bag during a struggle with the group, police said. The five suspects, who appeared to be boys aged between 14 and 18, fled the scene and have not yet been arrested. The victim was not seriously injured.
There were 59 robbery reports in the North Beach neighborhood (which includes the Embarcadero and Bay Street intersection, according to city maps) in the 12 months before Oct. 14, 2023, compared with 68 during the same period ending in October 2022, according to police incident data analyzed by The Standard. There were 72 reported robberies in the same period ending in 2019.
Citywide, the number of reported robberies has dropped since pre-pandemic 2019, from 34 to 31 incidents per 10,000 residents.
North Beach—San Francisco’s Little Italy—is known for being a tourist hot spot.
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