San Francisco Police Arrest Second Strong-Arm Robbery Suspect 19-094(b)

On July 15, 2019, at approximately 1:09 PM, San Francisco Police officers assigned to Central Station responded to Stockton and Pacific Streets regarding a robbery. Upon arrival, they found two victims who had been assaulted.

The officers determined that three suspects approached the first victim, a 56-year-old San Francisco resident, lifted him up off of his feet and threw him to the ground. The second victim, a 69-year-old San Francisco resident, attempted to intervene and was knocked unconscious. During the attack, the suspects stole a watch from the wrist of the first victim. Both victims were transported to the hospital for head injuries and have since been treated and released.

SFPD Robbery Investigators identified one of the suspects involved in the robbery. On the morning of October 22, 2019 members of the San Francisco Police Department’s Central District Police Station and members of the Investigations and Special Operations Bureaus served a search warrant in Oakland, CA and arrested 19-year-old Dashawn Pierson at his residence. Investigators found and seized evidence connecting Pierson to the robbery.

The investigation led to the identification of a second suspect, 20-year-old Akeem Smith of Sacramento. On Wednesday, January 22, 2020, Smith was taken into custody. He is currently being held in Alameda County for unrelated charges.

One additional suspect remains at large. 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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