Friday, January 23, 2009

Arrests Made in Noe Valley Attempted Robbery

Ingleside Station Update - Captain Denis O’Leary
1/22/09, 8:15 pm - A Noe Valley man was surrounded by three male teenagers who demanded his backpack. He refused to comply and one of the teens produced a handgun and threatened him. One of the teens then punched the man in the face, at which point he ran from them. The suspects fled empty-handed and the police were called. While Officer Androvich interviewed the victim, the man pointed out the suspects as they passed by inside a MUNI LRV. Sergeant Kim, assisted by other officers, stopped the train and detained the four suspects. A replica handgun was found near one of them. The victim identified the suspects as his assailants and three of the four were arrested for attempted robbery. The three alleged perpetrators were aged 16, 15 and 15. All three were turned over to probation officers at the Juvenile Justice Center.