General Crime

* Man was arrested for stealing a woman’s iPhone on a San Francisco Municipal Railway bus

Fugitive Watch Logo 77x77px

A man was arrested Wednesday for stealing a woman’s iPhone after a passenger on a San Francisco Municipal Railway bus overheard him bragging about the robbery. The robbery occurred at 9:12 p.m. at a store in the 3200 block of 20th Ave. in the Stonestown Galleria. A 24-year-old woman had her iPhone snatched out of her hand by a suspect who then ran out of the store along with another suspect, according to police at the department’s Taraval Station.

Shortly afterward, a passenger on a San Francisco Municipal Railway bus overheard the suspect bragging to a group of people on the bus about a robbery he had committed, police said. The passenger called police, who responded and stopped the bus and detained five people.

Officers brought the victim to the scene and she was able to identify one of the men as the robber, and when officers searched him, they found the iPhone, according to police. The man, whose name was not immediately available, was arrested on suspicion of robbery while the other four people detained on the bus were released, police said.

Copyright © 2011 by Bay City News, Inc. Republication, Rebroadcast or any other Reuse without the express written consent of Bay City News, Inc. is prohibited.

Comment Advisement We welcome your thoughts, but for the sake of all readers, please refrain from the use of obscenities, personal attacks or racial slurs. All comments are subject to our terms of service and may be removed. Repeat offenders may lose commenting privileges.

Leave a Comment

Show Buttons
Hide Buttons