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Police: Woman Pistol-Whipped, Robbed After Exiting BART Station

Police need help finding the two suspects in the incident.

Police shared these suspect composite sketches.
Police shared these suspect composite sketches.
By Bay City News Service: 

Two unidentified men who robbed a woman at gunpoint on Thursday night in South San Francisco are being sought, police report.

At about 10 p.m. on Thursday a 27-year-old South San Francisco woman exited the South San Francisco BART station and saw three people at a bus stop near the station, police said.

The woman was walking alone on Centennial Trail, just south of the station, where a person ran up behind her and attempted to steal her purse, police said.

A struggle ensued and the suspect produced a handgun and pistol-whipped the woman, according to police.

The suspect with the handgun took her purse and handed it to a second suspect. Both suspects started running southbound on the trail and were last seen running through a parking lot at 1024 Mission Road toward Grand Avenue, police said.

Both suspects are described as black men between 20 and 25 years old.

One suspect, armed with a semiautomatic pistol, was wearing a black baseball cap with a red bill, a black T-shirt, blue jeans, and black tennis shoes. He stood about 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighed about 145 pounds, police said.

The second suspect was wearing a black baseball cap under a black hooded sweatshirt, with black jeans worn low, and black 'Jordan' tennis shoes. He had collar-length dreadlocks. He stood 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighed about 190 pounds, police said.

The victim was treated at the scene for injuries not considered life-threatening, according to police.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact police at (650) 877-8900, or may do so anonymously by calling the tip line at (650) 952-2244.


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