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Originally published Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 10:22 AM

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Tourists robbed at gunpoint on famous San Franciso street

Two Dutch tourists accosted on Lombard Street, known as “The Crookedest Street in the World,” while taking photos.


Associated Press

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SAN FRANCISCO — Police are searching for suspects who robbed two Dutch tourists at gunpoint while they were taking pictures at a popular spot in San Francisco that’s known as the “Crookedest Street in the World.”

Officer Gordon Shyy, a police spokesman, said Tuesday that the victims were standing at the base the oft-photographed, well-traveled and winding Lombard Street when two men in their 20s approached them late Sunday night.

Shyy says that one suspect pulled out a gun and ordered the tourists to hand over their cameras and a tripod while the other suspect was serving as a lookout.

The suspects ordered the victims to turn around as they fled on foot.

No injuries were reported.



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