A photographer was robbed of his camera in Alamo Square Park on Thursday, police said, a week after a similar robbery occurred in the park.
The 69-year-old male victim was walking around the Hayes Street side of the park about 1:25 p.m. when a 20-year-old man approached from behind and grabbed his camera, police said.
The victim and the suspect struggled over the camera until two bystanders intervened and held the suspect until police arrived.
The suspect was taken into custody. His identity is unknown at this time.
The camera was recovered and the victim sustained minor injuries to his hand and knee and told police he would seek his own treatment.
On Oct. 22, four men were arrested after allegedly robbing a 44-year-old man of his camera on the Scott Street side of the park.
In that incident, a 53-year-old man who tried to intervene in retrieving the victim’s camera was assaulted and fell as he chased the suspect who fled to a nearby black 2013 Chevy SUV.
That vehicle was later discovered by police in the Tenderloin and its four occupants were arrested and booked on charges of robbery, assault with a deadly weapon, conspiracy, possession of stolen property and being in possession of a stolen weapon.
The four men were taken into custody in that case were identified as Demaryia Stevens, 20; Jacori Bender, 23; Danny Luckett, 22; and Dishan Lowe, 19, all of San Francisco.