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Tourists robbed on famous San Francisco street


AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez

Motorists make their way down Lombard Street on May 20, 2014, in San Francisco. Two Dutch tourists were robbed at gunpoint Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, while they were taking pictures there.

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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