Two men robbed of cameras in separate incidents in SF

Two men were robbed of their cameras in San Francisco on Sunday, police said.

The first robbery occurred in the Lower Haight about 6:58 a.m., police said. The 31-year-old victim was taking pictures of buildings in the area of Page and Steiner streets when a man who appeared to be in his late teens came up from behind and stuck a handgun into the victim’s rib cage, police said. The suspect then ordered the victim to drop his backpack.

The victim complied and was then ordered to turn over his wallet.

The suspect fled to a waiting vehicle that was being driven by a woman.

The victim contacted police and gave them the license plate number and vehicle description and the suspect and driver were late arrested.

The victim's two laptops, cellphone, backpack and wallet were all recovered, but the camera was not, police said.

The second robbery happened near Fisherman’s Wharf and Aquatic Park later Sunday, police said.

The 26-year-old victim was approached by two men who appeared to be in their 20s in the 2800 block of Leavenworth Street about 9:05 p.m. They demanded the victim’s camera, police said. He complied after one suspect intimated that he had a weapon.

The suspects then fled and no arrests were made.

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