San Francisco Police Arrest Robbery Suspects 22-036

On March 10, 2022, at approximately 6:40 p.m., San Francisco Police Officers from Southern Police Station responded to the 300 block of Howard Street regarding a robbery. Upon arrival, officers met the victim who said she was standing on the sidewalk when she was suddenly grabbed and thrown to the ground by an unknown male suspect. While on the ground, the victim had her purse violently ripped from her grip by the suspect. The victim sustained minor injuries as a result of the robbery. 

While on scene, officers obtained a photo of the suspect vehicle, which also captured the vehicle’s license plate, from a community member. Officers quickly broadcasted the license plate and vehicle description for other officers who were actively looking for the suspect vehicle.  

Less than an hour later San Francisco Police Officers from Tenderloin Police Station were patrolling the unit block of Leavenworth Street when they observed a vehicle matching the suspect vehicle description provided earlier by officers. Upon further investigation officers determined the vehicle was bearing the same license plate as the suspect vehicle from the robbery. Officers followed the suspect vehicle until backup arrived. Then officers conducted a traffic stop on the suspect vehicle on the unit block of Golden Gate Ave. Four suspects were taken into custody without incident. 

During a subsequent search of the vehicle, officers located stolen property from the victim of the robbery on Howard Street. Officers returned the stolen property to the victim.  

SFPD Robbery Detail is leading the investigation. 

The suspects were identified as 18-year-old Slyvester York of Walnut Creek, 18-year-old Airius Crochett of Oakley, and a 16-year-old male juvenile of Rodeo. York was booked at San Francisco County Jail on charges of robbery (211 PC), conspiracy (182 PC), and possession of stolen property (496(a) PC). Crochett was booked at San Francisco County Jail on charges of robbery (211 PC), conspiracy (182 PC), possession of stolen property (496(a) PC), and possession of burglary tools (466 PC). The 16-year-old male juvenile was booked Juvenile Justice Center on charges of robbery (211 PC), conspiracy (182 PC), possession of stolen property (496(a) PC), and an individual under 18-years-old possessing marijuana more than 28.5 grams (11357(a)(1) H&S). The fourth individual, 18-year-old male, was released at the scene. 

This arrest is a great example of the ongoing partnership between the San Francisco Police Department and community members. We encourage all victims and witnesses to come forward and provide any information to officers that they believe could be instrumental in any investigation. In this incident, vital suspect vehicle information provided to officers assisted in quickly locating the suspects and making an arrest.  

While an arrest has been made this remains an open 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. You may remain anonymous. 

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