SF: Woman robbed at knifepoint in Haight-Ashbury

SAN FRANCISCO (BCN)

A 68-year-old woman had her purse stolen at knifepoint in San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury neighborhood on Sunday morning, police said Monday.

The robbery was reported around 7:30 a.m. Sunday near Page and Cole streets.

The robber approached the woman, asked her what time it was and then tried to grab her purse, according to police.

The woman was able to walk away, but the suspect came up to her again a block away wielding a knife. He ordered her to hand over her purse and cellphone, then took the items and fled west on Page Street, police said.

The suspect, described as in his late teens or early 20s, had not been found as of this morning.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call the Police Department’s anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444 or send a tip by text message to TIP411 with “SFPD” in the message.

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