BB Gun Robber Gets Away After Stealing from San Francisco Business

The victim was on the floor when he realized it was just a BB gun, so he grabbed it from the suspect.

Saturday, Feb 4, 2012  |  Updated 8:58 AM PDT
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The man robbed a Parkside neighborhood business with a BB gun before running away.

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A business in San Francisco's Parkside neighborhood was robbed by a suspect armed with a BB gun this week, police said.

The robbery was reported at about 6:30 p.m. Thursday evening in the 1100 block of Taraval Street.

The suspect entered the business, took out a gun and ordered a victim to lie on the floor while he stole cash, according to police.

The victim, a 39-year-old man, realized the gun was an air pistol and grabbed it from the suspect, who then fled with the cash, police said.

The victim ran after the suspect but was not able to catch him. He remains outstanding, according to police.

Anyone with information about the robbery or suspect can call the Police Department's anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444 or send a tip by text message to TIP411.

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