A San Francisco man was robbed at gunpoint in the city’s Potrero Hill neighborhood Wednesday night by a suspect carrying an automatic weapon, police said. The 29-year-old victim was walking to his car, parked in the 2200 block of 23rd Street, when the robbery occurred at about 11:30 p.m., according to police. The victim told officers that a baby-blue 2000s-model Toyota Avalon pulled up next to him. A man in his 20s carrying a silver machine gun got out of the car and told the victim to hand over his wallet, keys and phone “Or I will pop you,” police spokesman Sgt. Troy Dangerfield said. “Based on (the victim’s) experience with firearms, he believed it to be a TEC-9 machine gun,” Dangerfield said. Dangerfield said the victim dropped the items on the sidewalk and fled into a nearby liquor store. The suspect took the items and fled with two other men in the car in an unknown direction. The victim’s car was not taken, Dangerfield said. Please call the Fugitive Watch hot line at 1-800-9-CAUGHT (1-800-922-8448) or text us at 408-355-0999 or CLICK HERE to send a confidential email tip, if you have any information that can help solve this crime.
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