San Francisco man injured clinging to automotive of fleeing robbers

A San Francisco man was injured after clinging to the car of thieves who broke into his own car, police said.

The robbery occurred around 1:30 p.m. on Monday near 17th Avenue and Moraga Street in the Inner Sunset neighborhood.

The 52-year-old man saw four people break the window of his parked car and grab a backpack. He chased them as they got into a waiting limo and grabbed the car as they drove away.

When one of the robbers pointed a gun at him, the man let go of the moving car and fell to the ground. He suffered non-life threatening injuries for which he was hospitalized.

The stolen backpack contained cash, credit cards, and a passport.

The police did not provide detailed descriptions of the suspects or their vehicle. Anyone with information is asked
to contact the anonymous police information line at (415) 575-4444 or to send a tip by SMS to TIP411 with “SFPD” at the beginning of the message.

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