San Francisco Police Arrest Third Strong-Arm Robbery Suspect in Chinatown Robbery at Stockton Street and Pacific Avenue 19-094(c)

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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 in Alameda County. He was later transferred to the custody of the San Francisco Sheriff's Department. Smith was booked at San Francisco County Jail on charges of robbery, assault by means likely to produce great bodily injury, aggravated battery causing serious bodily injury and elder abuse.

The last suspect involved in this incident was identified as 22-year-old Christopher Jefferson of Sacramento. On April 1, 2020, with the assistance of the Stockton Police Department, Jefferson was taken into custody in Stockton, CA. Jefferson was booked at San Francisco County Jail on charges of robbery, assault by means likely to produce great bodily injury, aggravated battery causing serious bodily injury and elder abuse.

Booking photos of Smith and Jefferson accompany this news release.

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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