Community Members Assist Robbery Victim; Suspect Arrested in Fillmore District Strong-arm Robbery 21-094

On May 11, 2021 at approximately 11:20 a.m., San Francisco Police officers from Northern Police Station responded to a reported strong-arm robbery near Laguna Street and Cleary Court. While enroute, dispatchers from the San Francisco Department of Emergency Management (DEM) provided updates that the suspect was being followed by witnesses in the area of Fillmore Street and Geary Boulevard. Responding officers met the witnesses on the 1800 block of Geary Boulevard where they pointed out the suspect. The officers detained 28-year-old Luis Jorrin of San Francisco without incident.

Officers interviewed the victim, a 77-year-old female, San Francisco resident, who told them that while walking southbound on Laguna Street she was attacked by Jorrin who grabbed her purse. The victim stated that she struggled to keep her bag and that Jorrin punched and kicked her. At one point, she fell to the ground and Jorrin eventually stole the bag from her. The victim called out for help and several community members came to her aid, following Jorrin to the 1800 block of Geary Boulevard where they pointed him out to arriving San Francisco police officers. The victim was treated and released at the scene by paramedics.

Jorrin was later booked into the San Francisco County Jail on the charges of robbery (211 PC), elder abuse (368(b)(1) PC), parole violation (3056 PC), and committing a felony offense while released on bail or recognizance (12022.1 PC).

Jorrin has an open case in San Francisco Superior Court for an April 27, 2021 incident in which he was arrested in connection with an auto burglary investigation. In that case, a witness reported seeing Jorrin use a milk crate to break into a parked car on the 800 block of Post Street and rummage around inside the vehicle. The witness called 9-1-1 and chased Jorrin until police arrived and placed him under arrest.

Jorrin is also on California State Parole in San Francisco County for a robbery conviction.

The Department thanks those members of the community who came to the victim’s aid, called 9-1-1 and provided essential information to dispatchers ensuring that an arrest was made.

While an arrest has been made, this remains an open investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the SFPD 24-hour Tip Line at 1-415-575-4444 or Text a Tip to TIP411 and begin the text message with SFPD.

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