San Francisco Police Arrest Second Suspect in Richmond District Armed Robbery
On Friday March 24, at approximately 5:52 p.m., San Francisco Police officers assigned to Richmond Station responded to the 2400 block of Lake Street for a report of a robbery with a gun.
Officers arrived on scene and met with the 32-year-old female victim. She told officers that she and her two young daughters were exiting their parked vehicle when they were approached by an unknown male suspect. The suspect pointed a firearm at the victim and demanded her property. The suspect then took several personal items from the victim and got into a waiting vehicle, being operated by a second suspect, and fled the scene. None of the victims suffered any physical injuries as a result of the incident.
Officers were able to track the victim’s phone to the area of Golden Gate Avenue and Jones Street. The suspects’ possible location was relayed to SFPD officers from Northern Station. Northern Station officers responded to the area, located the suspect vehicle and initiated a traffic stop. The suspect vehicle began to flee but then came to an abrupt stop, and two suspects got out. The driver fled on foot and eluded arrest. The passenger, identified as 57-year-old San Francisco resident Darryl Robinson, was taken into custody without further incident. Officers also recovered a loaded firearm at the scene. Robinson was later positively identified as the suspect in the Lake Street robbery.
Robinson was later transported to San Francisco County Jail where he was booked on charges of, robbery (211 PC), child endangerment (273(a)(a) PC), use of a firearm in commission of a felony (12022.5 PC), carrying a loaded firearm with intent to commit a felony (25800 PC), carrying a loaded firearm in public (25850(a) PC), possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, (29800(a)(1) PC), felon in possession of a firearm (29900(a) PC), and felon in possession of ammunition (30305(a) PC).
Through the course of the investigation, the SFPD Robbery Unit developed information that identified 59-year-old Milton Singletary of San Francisco, as the second suspect involved in the robbery.
On April 14, while Singletary was in custody at San Francisco County Jail for an unrelated incident, investigators served a search warrant and booked him for charges of robbery (211 PC), possession of stolen property (496(a) PC), conspiracy (182(a)(1) PC), and resisting arrest (148(a)(1) PC).
While arrests have been made, this remains an open investigation. Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact the San Francisco Police Department SFPD 24-hour-tip line at 1-415-575-4444, or Text a Tip to TIP411 and begin the message with SFPD. You may remain anonymous.
SFPD Case: 230207254
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How sad. Two poor, desperate older men have to resort to armed robbery. For what it will cost to prosecute and incarcerate them for how ever many years, they probably could have been provided enough to live on for many years and would never have needed to commit armed robbery. We commit resources to put people into prison but what about committing resources to keep people out of prison. Is this an impossible idea? Is this the best we can do? What would it take to prevent crime rather than be forced to deal with the consequences of it.