Tourists stabbed, robbed in San Francisco’s Tenderloin district 

Norwegian tourists were stabbed and robbed after beaming to three thugs about how they were enjoying their visit to San Francisco Tuesday morning, police said.

The visitors, ages 22 and 27, were not seriously hurt after their bid to retrieve their stolen wallet turned into a knife attack at Larkin and Eddy streets around 2:20 a.m.

The victims were returning to their Eddy Street hotel after leaving a nearby bar, police Lt. Troy Dangerfield said.

They were waiting for a green light at the northeast corner of Eddy and Larkin streets when the trio of thugs strolled up and engaged them in some small talk, Dangerfield said.

One of the crooks asked what bar they’d left, and the victims said they didn’t remember the name but it was a few blocks away, Dangerfield said.

A tourist told the thugs they were “visiting from Norway and enjoyed visiting San Francisco,” he said.

“At one point one suspect reached into the back pocket of the 22-year-old victim and stole his wallet,” Dangerfield said.

The suspects walked away, and the visitors followed trying to get their wallet back. Then one of the thugs whipped out a small knife, stabbed one of the victims in the chest and the other on the bicep. The thugs fled and no arrests have been made.

The chest wound was small, and the bicep wound was only a cut, so the victims did not require a trip to the hospital, Dangerfield said.

Losses included a wallet, some credit cards and $50 worth of Norwegian kroner.

The three suspects were described as Hispanic men in their early to mid 20s. On stood about 5-foot-10 and weighed about 210 pounds. The second was about 5-9 and 160 pounds, and the third about 5-5 and 160 pounds, Dangerfield said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at (415) 575-4444 or to text a tip to TIP411.

maldax@sfexaminer.com

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