Monday, April 14, 2008

Four Robbery Suspects Arrested



Four suspects have been arrested on charges stemming from three separate stings of robberies in San Francisco, police have announced.

Police investigating eight robberies of Chinese women in Chinatown between March 11 and Thursday arrested city resident Jimmy Situ, 33, the Police Department reported. Situ allegedly approached the women in eight separate incidents and tore off their gold or jade necklaces before fleeing, police said.

Situ was arrested Thursday afternoon and remained in custody Friday on suspicion of robbery, police said.

Another man was arrested Thursday in connection with a string of bank robberies committed between April 7 and Thursday, police said. An FBI agent apparently recognized Scot Beane, 44, from surveillance photos and took him into custody.

Beane was arrested on suspicion of robbing the Washington Mutual Bank at 2166 Chestnut St. on April 7, the U.S. Bank at 443 Castro St. on Wednesday, and the Bank of the West at 295 Bush St. on Thursday, police said.

Also on Thursday, police arrested two 17-year-olds suspected in a series of armed robberies in the city's Potrero Hill neighborhood. The suspects allegedly robbed pedestrians who were walking late at night at gunpoint, police said. Two robberies were carried out April 6 and two on Tuesday, according to police. Police allegedly recovered a firearm from the suspects.


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