SFPD Makes Arrests in Violent Mission District Robbery 22-151

On Wednesday October 5, 2022, at approximately 2:47 a.m., San Francisco Police Officers assigned to Mission Station responded to the area of 26th and Folsom Streets for a report of a robbery. Officers arrived on scene and met with a 48-year-old male victim who stated that he was attempting to enter a business on the 2900 block of Folsom Street when two individuals blocked the victim’s access. After a brief discussion, he was allowed in, and upon leaving the business, without provocation, the two individuals ran after the victim and began to physically assault him. The suspects punched the victim numerous times and dragged him to the ground where they continued to assault the victim. The two suspects then fled with the victim’s backpack. Officers summoned medics to the scene and the victim was evaluated for non-life-threatening injuries and released.  

During the course of the investigation, several Mission station officers were able to identify the two suspects as San Francisco residents Jaimie Poole, 50, and Matthew Venegas, 32. A warrant was obtained and on Wednesday, October 12, 2022, officers located Poole and Venegas in the area of 26thand Folsom Streets. Both men were transported to San Francisco County Jail.  

Venegas was booked on charges of possession of methamphetamines (H&S 11377(a)), possession of drug paraphernalia (H&S 11364(a)), possession of a controlled substance (H&S 11350(a)) and warrant violations for robbery (211 PC) and assault by means likely to produce great bodily injury (245(a)(4)). Poole was booked on charges of possession of methamphetamines (H&S 11377(a)) and warrant violations for robbery (211 PC) and assault by means likely to produce great bodily injury (245(a)(4)). 

While arrests have been made, this remains an open investigation. Anyone with information regarding this investigation 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. 

SFPD Incident: 220-682-202

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