Man Stabbed in San Rafael Robbery

Three men approached a San Rafael resident Tuesday night and asked him for marijuana before allegedly assaulting and robbing him.


San Rafael Police are searching for three men who allegedly assaulted and robbed a 22-year-old San Rafael man in the city’s Canal neighborhood late on Tuesday, Jan. 29.

Three Hispanic males, all around 5’ 10, approached the San Rafael resident around 10 p.m. in the 200 block of Canal Street and asked, in Spanish, for marijuana, according to police spokesperson Margo Rohrbacher.

“The whole conversation was in Spanish,” Rohrbacher said.

The suspects then demanded the victim’s wallet, knocked him down, went through his pockets and took a wallet, cash and a cellphone, Rohrbacher said.  One of the suspects stabbed the victim once in his upper torso.

The victim suffered minor injuries and was treated at Marin General Hospital and released.

The suspects fled in a red Toyota pickup truck.

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Closet Conservative January 31, 2013 at 05:29 PM
Here in "The Canal" our San Rafael police gents and gals are wonderful. There are usually at least 2-3 patrol cars in the area at all times. The response time is very good. Call the regular line at 415 485-3000 - the dispatcher & system are very efficient. And, they will usually tell you if there is a "lot going on" if there is going to be a delay in responding to your request. You can also leave a call back number for a direct contact as well. As 'Big Sis' suggests "If you see something, say something". The SRPD can not be everywhere at once. Gracias por protegernos DPSR-!


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