San Francisco PD: Burglary suspect arrested after short foot pursuit, two suspects remain at large
Photo: Gun seized during follow-up investigation near crime scene | SFPD
San Francisco Police have announced the arrest of one of three suspects in a recent home invasion and burglary investigation.
On the afternoon of February 16, officers responded to a report of a home invasion on the 500 block of Campbell Street, reportedly arriving just in time to find two suspects leaving the scene.
Police say one of the suspects fled to a waiting Ford SUV, which then fled the scene, while the other suspect took off on foot. Despite being pursued by additional responding officers, the vehicle ultimately managed to escape.
Meanwhile, officers pursued the second suspect on foot. Police say that, at one point, officers heard a gunshot, prompting them to call in assistance from CHP, Daly City PD, and UC San Francisco K-9 units.
An SFPD officer eventually found the suspect, later identified as 18-year-old Roman Banks of San Francisco, hiding behind a fence on Tucker Avenue and took him into custody.
Despite an extensive search of the area and multiple 9-1-1 calls about unknown subjects running through people’s yards, Banks was the only arrest that night. Police say he and the second suspect had forced their way into the victim’s home and bypassed her caretaker at gunpoint, then looted drawers and closets for any cash they could find.
Banks was booked at the San Francisco County Jail on suspicion of robbery, elder abuse, burglary, negligent discharge of a firearm, carrying a loaded firearm in the commission of a felony, possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony, assault with a deadly weapon, destruction of evidence, and resisting arrest.
A Glock .40 caliber pistol believed to be connected to the crime was recovered the Campbell Avenue area the following day.