SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) - A major highway connector in San Francisco was shut down Friday afternoon due to an investigation of an armed robbery, according to the California Highway Patrol.
As of 5:11 PM, CHP reported that there are residual delays on the southbound I-280 connector ramp to US-101 South in San Francisco. The connector ramp is open. Motorists are advised to expect delays.
The incident was reported around 12:50 p.m. on the connector between southbound U.S. Highway 101 and southbound Interstate Highway 280, CHP Officer Vu Williams said.
A vehicle on the highway reportedly boxed-in another vehicle, the suspects then robbed the victim's in the boxed-in vehicle and fled the scene.
Several suspects got out of the suspect vehicle, brandished a weapon broke out the one of the windows of that vehicle and essentially robbed them at gunpoint.
The two victims were unhurt and called San Francisco Police Department who were later assisted by CHP.
So far, no injuries have been reported, according to VU. With no leads on the suspects, police are looking at traffic cameras in the area and appealing for witnesses.
280 was backed up for miles.
UPDATE: Residual Delays on Southbound I-280 to US-101 S in San Francisco. Lanes Are Now Open.https://t.co/ITRwoLsl4h— 511 SF Bay (@511SFBay) March 10, 2018
SB 101 & SB 280 to reopen in half hour after victims robbed at gunpoint in a box in freeway robbery. SFPD looking at traffic cameras for several suspects who fled scene. CHP says victims were targeted. pic.twitter.com/Vr5IdlqwSU— Rob Malcolm (@RobKTVU2) March 9, 2018
Two victims robbed at gunpoint at SB 101 SB 280 connector. Suspects boxed in the victims broke window with gun and stole high value items. Suspects on the run victims shaken but fine. pic.twitter.com/w5oFNeVk5u— Rob Malcolm (@RobKTVU2) March 9, 2018