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* San Francisco Police Release Sketch of Folsom Street Robbery Murder Person of Interest

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San Francisco police today released a sketch of a “person of interest” in the April 10 daylight robbery of a 63-year-old woman who later died after being injured in the attack. Helen Canafax, a city resident, was attacked in a purse-snatch robbery at about 5:35 p.m. in front of 680 Folsom St.  According to police, she was knocked to the pavement and seriously injured, and those injuries contributed to her death on May 2. Canafax was known to the community as a popular and generous woman who often gave money to the homeless, police said. The suspect in the attack fled across the street and through a plaza at 201 Third St., according to police. He is described as a black man, 35 to 40 years old, and 180 pounds. He was wearing a gray, beanie-style cap, a red or black sweatshirt and dark pants at the time.  According to police, the person of interest is known to associate with a companion. Please call the Fugitive Watch hot line at 1-800-9-CAUGHT (1-800-922-8448) or text us at 408-355-0999 if you know the names of these suspects or have any information.

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