SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF., Jan 7 2013: On December 28th, at approximately 5 p.m., a 30-year-old woman who has asked to remain unnamed was mugged in the Tenderloin near Leavenworth and McAllister Streets. She was at her car when a man grabbed her and demanded money.
Roxy, the woman's 12-year-old Pekingese that she adopted two years ago, started barking as the robber rifled through the woman's pockets. He stole $125 in cash. The robber then grabbed Roxy and threw her into traffic, where she was run over and sustained serious injuries. Roxy was rushed to a veterinary hospital but had to be euthanized.
The suspect, pictured below, was described by police as a black man, probably in his 30's, 6-foot-1, lean and clean shaven. Video footage of the suspect can be seen on the San Francisco Police Department website. A memorial Facebook page for Roxy has also been started.
The San Francisco SPCA is offering a $500 reward to anyone who comes forward with information leading to the suspect's arrest and conviction. There is also a separate reward fund being collected through Gateway Bank on Clement.
Anyone with information should call the San Francisco Police Department at 415-575-4444.
Photo: San Francisco Police Department, Courtesy Of SFPD / SF
Photo: In memory of Roxy Facebook page