Rash of Cell Phone Thefts on Muni in SF

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    Joe Rosato Jr.

     Three people had their cellphones taken in two days during robberies while riding a Muni bus or shortly after leaving the bus throughout San Francisco, police said.

     On Friday at 6:13 p.m., a 32-year-old woman was sitting on the 29-Sunset bus and talking on her cellphone when a man in his 20s 
    grabbed the phone, exited the bus and fled on foot on Persia Street toward Mission Street, police said.
    The following day, five suspects followed a 36-year-old woman after she exited a Muni bus near San Bruno and Olmstead avenues at 6 p.m.
    One of the suspects reached into the victim's back pocket and took her phone, police said. The suspects were described as five men 
    between 17 and 18 years old.
    A third was taken from a 17-year-old boy at about 4:25 p.m. near San Bruno and Silver avenues.
    The boy was using his cellphone on a Muni bus when one suspect approached him and grabbed the phone. While they struggled for the phone, two 
    other suspects punched the boy in the face, police said.
     The first suspect gained control of the phone and all three fled on foot, police said. The suspects were described as three  men in their 20s.