Posts Tagged ‘TIP411’

This Man is Wanted by the SFPD Regarding the May 12th Murder of Joseph Williams Aged 74 – Drives Gold Mercedes E-Class

Saturday, May 14th, 2011

All the details:

San Francisco Police Request Public’s Assistance in Identifying a Person of Interest in a Homicide Investigation.

Police investigators are requesting assistance from the public in identifying a suspect who has been accessing the bank account information of a homicide victim.

On 5/12/2011 at 5:00pm, San Francisco Police responded to a residence on the 2900 block of Folsom Street. A family member found the victim, Joseph Williams age 74, deceased in his apartment. The death has been ruled a homicide by the San Francisco Medical Examiner’s Office.

The suspect in the associated photos and video has been accessing the victim’s bank account information in various locations in San Francisco and the Bay Area. The suspect has been described as a male, black, approximately 50-60 years old, 5’03” – 5’05”, thin build, medium complexion. He has been seen driving a gold or beige sedan (possibly a Mercedes “E” Class) with a sun roof.

Anyone recognizing the suspect or having information regarding his whereabouts should contact the San Francisco Police Department:

Inspectors: Pam Hofsass, Kevin Jones or Valerie Matthews of the SFPD Homicide Detail through: SFPD-BRICC: (415) 553-1071, The SFPD Anonymous Tip Line: (415) 575-4444, or Text a Tip: “TIP411”

SFPD Case Number: 110-383-998

 

Oh Man, If the SFPD Has This Kind of Photo of You Robbing Banks, It’s Time to Leave Town

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

I’ll tell you, I worked at a bank back in the day, back in the pre-digital camera era, and I’ll tell you, there’s no way a typical analog camera would get this kind of image of an alleged bank robber. Particularly since the old-school cams had to be tripped manually when the time came, owing to the expense of film.

But these days, digital cameras is everywhere.

Anyway, if I were this fellow, I’d leave town, for a while anyway.

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All the deets straight from the SFPD FB:

SAN FRANCISCO POLICE SEEK PUBLIC’S HELP IN LOCATING SERIAL BANK ROBBERY SUSPECT (10-039) 

San Francisco police are seeking the public’s help in locating a bank robbery suspect who has robbed four downtown San Francisco banks since March 22. In three of the incidents, the suspect approached a bank customer already at the teller window and placed a knife to the customer’s throat. While holding the knife, the suspect demanded and was given currency from the teller. The suspect then fled the bank. In one of the three incidents, the hostage victim suffered a non-life-threatening knife wound.

The first incident on March 22 occurred at Citibank, 1801 Van Ness Avenue. There was no customer threat or weapon used in this incident. Two days later, on March 24, the suspect entered the East West Bank at 743 Washington Street and held a knife to the throat of an Asian male customer at the teller window. On April 2, the suspect went into the Wells Fargo Bank at 1160 Grant Avenue and again held a knife to the throat of a customer, an Asian male. This was the incident in which the customer was injured.

On April 5, the suspect entered City National Bank, 150 California Street, stood behind a 90-year-old Hispanic female customer at the teller window, and held a knife to her throat. After demanding and receiving currency, the suspect fled the bank. The victim was not injured.

The suspect is described as an African-American male, 30-40, 6’, 175 lbs, black hair with mustache and goatee. The suspect wore a dark baseball cap in each incident. Surveillance photos of the suspect accompany this press release.

Anyone with information regarding the suspect is urged to contact Inspector Phillip Wong, Criminal Investigation Unit, 553-1201, to call the Confidential Tip Line, 415-575-4444, or to use Text-a-Tip by typing TIP411 or 847411 in the “To” field and “SFPD” in the text field.

For more information, please contact the Media Relations Unit, 553-1651