Screams heard on video as Asian woman robbed in San Francisco's Portola neighborhood
SAN FRANCISCO - San Francisco police are investigating yet another street robbery, this time in the Portola neighborhood.
KTVU obtained security video where the 53-year-old Asian woman is heard screaming in fear.
Relatives said the woman was coming home from the grocery store at about 12:30 p.m. on Monday when a man grabbed her purse and then pushed her to the ground on Bowdoin Street near Sillman.
A witness saw it happen from across the street.
"It was broad daylight that this happened," said a neighbor named Sue. "She was Asian, and two weeks ago we had something on Felton in the same neighborhood, that's a red flag that this is happening more often to mostly female, women."
The victim's stepson says she was shaken up and had a bloody nose but that she didn't need medical treatment.
Officer Adam Lobsinger said the suspect got into a waiting vehicle driven by a second suspect and fled the scene.
This incident is under active investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the SFPD Tip Line at 1-415-575-4444 or Text a Tip to TIP411 and begin the text message with SFPD.