Woman badly hurt in S.F. purse-snatching
A 28-year-old woman who refused to surrender her purse to robbers suffered a life-threatening head injury when she was knocked to the ground in San Francisco’s Glen Park neighborhood late Thursday, police said.
The woman was walking at Bosworth Street and Brompton Avenue near the Glen Park BART Station about 11:55 p.m. when two men came up from behind and demanded her purse, police said.
The woman refused and began struggling with the men over the handbag, police said. She lost her grip on the purse and fell backwards, hitting her head on the pavement and suffering a fractured skull.
The assailants and a third man fled with her purse. The woman was taken to San Francisco General Hospital.
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The police report sent out by Ingleside station
11:54pm Bosworth/Brompton Robbery
Officers Ferronato and Jones were sent to check on a woman that was bleeding on the ground. When the officers arrived the SFFD was already rendering medical aid to the victim. The caller came to the officers and told them that as she was driving by she saw the victim in the street in near the curb. The caller stopped to render assistance and noticed the woman was bleeding from a head injury. She called 911! The officers responded to the General Hospital to interview the victim.
The victim told the officers that while walking home from BART she was crossing the street where there is very little lighting. The victim did notice a male suspect leaning on a car across the street from her. The victim said that all of the sudden the male appeared in front of her and demanded her purse, at the same time a second suspect came up from behind. The coward suspect hit the victim on the head and knocked her unconscious. The victim cannot recall anything else. The victim was admitted to the hospital with two fractures to the skull and is listed critical. The case has been assigned to CIU and is currently an open and ongoing investigation. Report number 120489122