British tourist stabbed in February robbery near Cathedral Hill dies

An English tourist who was stabbed in the head during a robbery near Cathedral Hill last month has died and the case is now being investigated as a homicide, the San Francisco Examiner has learned.

Paul Tam, 48, was stabbed in the head while being attacked by an unknown male and female as he was walking with his niece on Feb. 18 near Post and Franklin streets.

He remained in critical condition for more than a month and was pronounced dead at San Francisco General Hospital on Thursday.

Below is the graphic video of the robbery, which was released by the San Francisco Police Department.

One of the two suspects stabbed Tam in the head before taking his bag, which contained cash, credit cards, a cellphone and the victim’s passport.

The male suspect is described as being between 30 and 40 years old and the female suspect is described as being in her late 20s, police said.

The suspects fled on foot and officers were unable to locate them.

The tourist’s death marks The City’s ninth homicide of the year.

The San Francisco Police Officer’s Association announced Friday it is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the two suspects.


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