Crime Blotter: Thievery on Cortland Street


Via bernalsafe comes news of a string of thefts on Cortland that took place last Thursday, December 16, as reported in the Captain’s Newsletter of the SFPD’s Ingelside Station:

06:20 pm 400 blk Cortland Theft, from Building
Officers Yuen and Paras responded to a theft call. The officers met with the victim, a restaurant employee, who stated that a man had stolen money from her wallet. The victim stated that the suspect entered the restaurant and asked to use the restroom. The man was directed toward the restroom, but the victim found him in the storage room. She pointed to the restroom and the suspect entered. The victim entered the storage room and found that her wallet had been taken out of her purse and was open with money missing. The man exited the restroom and denied taking the victims money. He then ran out of the restaurant. Suspect Description: African American, 20-21 years old, 6’1, 150 lbs, brown hair and eyes, wearing a red plaid jacket, dark color skinny jeans, carrying a black tote bag. Report number 101157603

06:45 pm 300 blk Cortland Theft, from Building
A woman, closing her business was approached by a subject with the same physical description as the other theft on Cortland Street. She told the man that she was closed for the day and he lingered suspiciously in the store, then left. Moments later the victim discovered that her laptop computer had been stolen. The suspect had left the store in an unknown direction. Report number 101157738

Photo: Thomas Hawk

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