SAN FRANCISCO (KTVU) - Police are searching for two women who robbed a woman at gunpoint in San Francisco's Outer Sunset neighborhood.
It happened Wednesday night just before nine o'clock near the corner of 26th and Noriega Streets. Neighbors were shocked to hear that a 37-year-old woman was robbed as she made her way home with groceries.
"I'm very surprised. This is a great neighborhood," said Peter Mellet, who lives around the corner. He described the area as typically quiet. "I feel very happy just to walk around very casually. It's a very casual neighborhood."
Police said what's rare about this type of crime is that it was committed by two women.
"One female held a knife to her body as the other suspect stood there with a handgun," said SFPD Officer Robert Rueca.
Tifany Rosario is in disbelief over the level of violence.
"In the past, there've been people who've come by and just grabbed people's money and then ran," said Rosario, but she admitted that those crimes don't involve guns and knives and they generally unfold in front of a bank.
This crime appeared to happen as the victim was walking out of a nearby drugstore.
"I live like right down the street so that's kind of crazy," said Rosario.
Police are scouring the neighborhood for surveillance video. They say the female suspects are on the young side, between 18- 20 years old, last seen wearing dark clothing and heading northbound on 26th Avenue.
If you have any information regarding this crime, you are urged to contact SFPD.