POLICE ARREST MAN FOR ALLEGEDLY ROBBING THREE SAN FRANCISCO
By Angela Hokanson, Bay City News
January 25, 2006
A San Francisco man who allegedly brandished a knife while robbing
three San Francisco businesses on Friday has been arrested, the
San Francisco Police Department reported Tuesday.
Scott Mecklenburg, a 25-year-old resident of San Francisco, allegedly
robbed two McDonald's restaurants - one at 2011 Mission St. and
one at 302 Potrero Ave. - on Friday morning, and then allegedly
robbed the Copeland Sports at 901 Market St. that evening.
In each incident, the suspect threatened his victims with a knife
while demanding money, according to police. Mecklenburg was apprehended
after the 6:15 p.m. robbery of Copeland Sports. Two police officers
stopped a man two blocks from the store who matched the description
of the suspect. According to police, a 20 year-old cashier from
the store and other witnesses identified Mecklenburg as the robber.
Further investigation by police established a connection between
Mecklenburg and the two robberies of the McDonald's restaurants
earlier that day.
Mecklenburg is in custody on multiple counts of robbery and on
related weapons charges, police reported.
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