Suspected Union Square serial thief arrested

- San Francisco police have arrested a suspect in connection to numerous Union Square thefts over the past several months where they allegedly stole more than $100,000 worth of designer purses, clothing and accessories.

Kelvin Dale Burton, 22, of Pittsburg, was booked into the San Francisco County Jail June 8 on four separate burglary charges, two grand theft charges, two robbery charges and assault with pepper spray.

Police say the assault incident took place May 29 at 12:10 p.m. on the 200 block of Post Street. Multiple suspects were said to have stolen purses and accessories valued at approximately $44,000. An employee at the store apparently attempted to stop the thieves, but was pepper sprayed.

While an arrest has been made, police said there are additional outstanding suspects.

Anyone with information is asked to call the central Station Investigation Team at (415) 315-2400, the Anonymous Tip Line at (415) 575-4444 or Text a Tip to TIP411 and begin the text message with SFPD.

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