SF: THREE SUSPECTS IN POTRERO HILL ROBBERY CHARGED BY DISTRICT ATTORNEY
SAN FRANCISCO (BCN)
Three men who were arrested Monday morning in connection with an armed robbery in the Portero Hill neighborhood were charged in the crime today, according to San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris.
Tony Carter, 20, Dejuan Bankston, 21, and Artes Tims, 19, were charged with robbing a 38-year-old city resident at gunpoint near the intersection of 17th and De Haro streets around 12:15 a.m., Harris said.
"We deserve the right to walk out city's streets without fear of harm," said Harris in a written statement. "We're prosecuting 34 percent more robberies than a year ago and sending a loud and clear signal to those who consider violating our citizens that they will be held accountable."
Bankston, who allegedly held the weapon during the incident, is additionally charged with use of a gun during the commission of a robbery. Because of a prior conviction, Bankston was also charged with being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.
Carter also faces a misdemeanor and felony motion to revoke probation for carrying a concealed firearm or grand theft.
The three suspects are scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday.