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05/27/05 05-059

05/27/05 05-059

  PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE
PRESS RELEASE


May 27, 2005
05-059


Subject:     SFPD Muni Security Make Pickpocket Arrest


On Wednesday, May 25, plainclothes officers from the San Francisco Police Department Muni Security Detail arrested a man suspected of being a pickpocket on Muni buses.  The officers observed the suspected pickpocket get on an inbound 38 Geary bus.  Using team surveillance techniques, the officers watched the suspect get off the bus and board another 38 Geary bus going outbound.  They followed him onto the second bus and observed him unzip a man’s backpack, but the intended victim moved away, foiling the pickpocket.

The suspect again got off the bus and boarded the same line going in the opposite direction.  The officers followed and saw him open the zipper of the backpack of an Asian female and reach into the pack.  At this point, the officers arrested the suspect, identified as Santiago Becerra, charging him with two counts of attempted grand theft.

For more information, please contact:

Inspector Earl Wismer
553-1521


850 Bryant Street, Room 549, San Francisco, CA. 94103
Tel (415) 553-1651 / Fax (415) 553-9229
email: sfpdpbaf@pacbell.net

Last updated: 9/14/2009 11:33:56 AM