San Francisco Police Arrest Robbery Suspects 20-135

On Friday, November 20, 2020, at approximately 4:15 PM, San Francisco Police officers assigned to the Central Station Plainclothes Unit were patrolling the area of Washington and Montgomery Streets when they observed two suspects violently rob a 55-year-old female victim.

Officers observed two suspects, later identified as 18-year-old Reginald Soriano and 19-year-old London Evans, both of Antioch, exit a vehicle and begin following the victim. Soriano and Evans approached the victim from behind. Evans grabbed the victim’s purse, violently ripped it from her shoulder and both suspects fled on foot. The suspects ran towards a waiting beige Mercedes, occupied by two other male suspects, both juveniles. Officers approached Soriano and Evans on foot. While being taken into custody, Soriano removed a firearm from his waistband and threw it to the ground. Evans attempted to flee on foot but was apprehended on the 400 block of Jackson Street. Officers prevented the vehicle from fleeing. The juvenile suspects in the vehicle were taken into custody without incident.

Officers searched the vehicle and located several stolen items that linked them to a robbery that occurred in Oakland. In addition to the stolen items, the vehicle was equipped with stolen license plates.

Soriano was booked at San Francisco County Jail on charges of robbery (211 PC), conspiracy (182(a)(1) PC), receiving stolen property (496(a) PC), vehicle registration fraud (4463 CVC), and multiple firearms violations. Evans was booked at San Francisco County Jail on charges of robbery (211 PC), conspiracy (182(a)(1) PC), receiving stolen property(496(a) PC), multiple firearms violations, and resisting arrest (148(a)(1) PC).

The two juveniles, both 17 year-olds from Antioch, were taken to the Juvenile Justice Center and booked on charges of robbery (211 PC), conspiracy (182(a)(1) PC, and receiving stolen property 496(a) PC. One of the juvenile suspects was also charged with driving without a license (12500(a) CVC).

While arrests have been made this remains an open investigation. Anyone with information about this incident 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. You may remain anonymous.

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