Woman Hospitalized After Robbery In Portola Thursday Afternoon

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A 59-year-old woman was hospitalized after getting punched in the back of the head during a robbery outside her home in San Francisco's Portola neighborhood on Thursday afternoon, police said today.

The robbery was reported at about 2:05 p.m. in the 500 block of Burrows Street.

The victim was entering the gate to her home when two suspects approached and one punched her, knocking her to the ground, according to police.

The suspects, males between 16 and 18 years old, then grabbed the woman's purse and fled west on Burrows Street. They had not been found as of this morning, police said.

The woman was taken to a hospital to be treated for injuries that are not considered life-threatening.

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

 

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