It’s a good day to be a Subway or Trader Vic’s employee in San Francisco, but it’s an even better day to be District Attorney Kamala Harris. The good DA is all about her latest victory, the conviction and sentencing of a man who robbed a series of restaurants in the city, dating back to 2006:
Gregory Garrett, 54, was arrested Jan. 14, 2007 inside a South of Market Subway restaurant, where he and another man had locked two employees inside a walk-in freezer while Garrett stole $240 cash, according to prosecutors.
A third employee called police from the restaurant bathroom, according to prosecutors.
Earlier the same day, the pair was thwarted while attempting to rob a Trader Vic’s outlet when an employee couldn’t open the restaurant safe and didn’t have any cash on her, prosecutors said.
The restaurant robberies date back to January 2006, the district attorney’s office said.
Garrett was convicted July 8 of three counts of robbery, two counts of attempted robbery and one count of burglary, according to the district attorney’s office.
In a statement, District Attorney Kamala Harris said her office is getting tougher on robberies and has upped its prosecution of the crimes by 34 percent from last year.
But that’s not all. The same story goes on to mention that at least four armed robberies went down in San Francisco between 6 p.m. Wednesday and 12:30 a.m. today. That means four more chances for the DA to ratchet up the conviction prosecution rate. But they’ve got to catch the suspects first.
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