SFPD Arrests Robbery Suspect 23-160

On December 21, 2023, at approximately 11:00 p.m., SFPD officers from Tenderloin Station responded to a business located on the 200 block of Ellis St. regarding an armed robbery that just occurred. Officers responded to the robbery and observed a suspect who matched the description running from the scene. Officers attempted to detain the suspect to no avail at which time a foot pursuit ensued. Officers were able to apprehend the male after a brief struggle. Upon searching the suspect officers seized a loaded firearm from his person. 

During the arrest a hostile crowd formed around the officers and suspect. Officers were able to transport the suspect to a secure location for their safety and the safety of the suspect. Officers on scene also detained a female who had interfered with the investigation. She identified herself involved with the suspect. The female resisted arrest and spat on the officers during the incident.     

The investigation revealed the suspect wore a balaclava, jumped over the counter, and brandished a firearm while he made his demands before fleeing on foot with US Currency that he stole. Through the course of the investigation officers developed probable cause to arrest both the male and female. 

The male suspect, 34 year-old Marcus Khalant Ervin of Antioch, CA was charged with robbery (211 1st PC), possession of concealed firearm (25400(A)(2) PC), possession of a loaded firearm to commit a felony (25800(A) PC), possession of concealed firearm in public (25850(A) PC), prohibited person to possess a firearm (29825(B) PC), convicted person in possession of firearm (29900(A) PC), convicted person in possession of ammunition (30305(A) PC), exhibiting a deadly weapon (417 PC), resisting arrest (148(a)(1) PC). 

The female suspect, 46-year-old Hailia Hayes of San Francisco was charged with battery on a police officer (243(b) PC), and resisting arrest (148 (a)(1) PC). 

While arrests have been made, these incidents remain open and active investigations. Anyone with information is asked to contact the SFPD at 1-415-575-4444 or text a tip to TIP411 and begin the message with SFPD. You may remain anonymous. 

SFPD Case# 230892344 

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