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Report: 49ers’ Reuben Foster foils robbery attempt in SF

San Francisco 49ers draft pick Reuben Foster answers questions at a news conference in Santa Clara, Calif., Friday, April 28, 2017.
San Francisco 49ers draft pick Reuben Foster answers questions at a news conference in Santa Clara, Calif., Friday, April 28, 2017. AP

Linebackers Reuben Foster and Ray-Ray Armstrong bolted from would-be robbers, one of whom was carrying an assault weapon, in the early-morning hours following their recent loss to Washington, according to a story on MissionLocal.org.

The 49ers issued a statement Tuesday saying they were aware of the report and are “very thankful no one was harmed.”

Citing a San Francisco Police Department report, the story says that the two were at a downtown club at 2 a.m. on Monday when Foster, the 49ers' first-round draft pick, noticed a car casing the establishment.

Thinking a crime was afoot, the players and another man got a security guard to walk them to their car. According to the story, that's when the suspicious car pulled up and two armed men jumped out.

"Two masked men wearing white hoodies emerged, carrying an assault rifle and a handgun, respectively. The police report states the would-be robbers pointed their guns at the four men."

At that point, the two football players ran as fast as they could and ended up at the St. Francis Hotel where they called police. No arrests have been made in the case.

“Reuben and Ray-Ray have been, and will continue to be, cooperative with any further police investigation,” the 49ers’ statement read.

Foster was held out of the game against Washington, a 26-24 loss, because he is still recovering from a high-ankle sprain suffered last month.

The two are likely to start at inside linebacker when Foster is fully recovered.

Matt Barrows: @mattbarrows, read more about the team at sacbee.com/sf49ers.

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