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Transgender Woman Armed With Hatchet Steals Handbag From SF Bloomingdale's

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) -- Police were looking for a transgender woman who allegedly threatened a security guard with a hatchet after stealing a handbag from a San Francisco department store.

The robbery happened around 1 p.m. on Monday at Bloomingdales located in the 800 block of Market Street.

Police said the woman entered the store and took the handbag, and when a security guard approached, she took out a hatchet from a bag and threatened the guard.

The security guard backed down and the woman left the store, fleeing on a bicycle onto Mission Street.

The police report described her as a "BM (black male) - Transgender," in her 40s, about six-feet tall, weighing less than 200 pounds.

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