SFPD Makes Pickpocket Arrests 19-095

On Saturday July 27th 2019 at approximately 1:41 AM, Tenderloin Station officers responded to a night club on the 400 block of Jessie Street regarding two subject who were being detained by security guards regarding stolen cell phones.

Officers spoke with one of the security guards who stated that multiple patrons had complained that their cell phones and wallets had been snatched out of their pockets inside the club.  One of the victims described a possible suspect.  Security began to observe the suspect with another unknown male and witnessed the suspect remove a cell phone from the back pocket of a female guest while his partner was trying to conceal his attempt.

Security confronted the two suspects and requested to speak with them outside regarding the cellphone theft.  The suspects agreed to let the security officers search them.  While searching the first suspect, the security officer found several cell phones in the suspect’s inside pocket.  That suspect attempted to flee but was quickly detained by security. The second suspect removed all the stolen merchandise from his pocket and was also detained.  

All of the stolen property was collected and twelve of the victims were able to recover their property.  The items that were not able to be returned were booked as evidence.

Twenty three year-old Daly City resident Christopher Duran Morales and twenty- four year-old San Francisco resident Brandon Godoy-Arevalo were taken into custody and charged with robbery, conspiracy and grand theft.  Both suspects were booked at the San Francisco County jail.

Booking photos of the suspects accompany this news release

While arrests have been made, anyone with information 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.

Booking photo of Brandon Godoy Arevalo
Booking photo of Christopher Duran Morales


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