CRIME ALERT: Robbery @ Gunpoint 03/18/14 at Market and Castro – ARREST MADE

From Seth Hemmelgarn, March 20, 2014 @ 12:14 pm PST

UPDATE 03/20/2014: We have been advised that an arrest has been made in this case.  We will provide additional information as it is made available to us.

A man was robbed at gunpoint at 11 p.m. Tuesday, March 18 at Market and Castro streets in the Castro district.

According to a San Francisco Police Department summary, the incident started as the victim, 21, was walking on Market. Two men, whom police described only as white, walked up to him. One man pulled out a handgun while the other demanded the victim’s phone and wallet. The suspects “got into a dark green sedan and drove away,” police said. The man’s cellphone and money were stolen.

The robbery occurred at a time when the neighborhood is typically packed with gay bar patrons and others.

Anyone with information in the case may call the SFPD anonymous tip line at (415) 575- 4444. People may also text a tip to TIP411. Type SFPD in the subject line. The incident number is 140 233 802.

CCOP will work with SFPD Mission & Park Stations to try to locate witnesses and any relevant additional information related to this case.

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