Elderly Photographer Robbed At Gunpoint

A 75-year-old man taking pictures on Franklin Street in San Francisco was assaulted and robbed of his camera on Sunday morning, police said.

The man was snapping photos in the 2300 block of Franklin Street, near Broadway, when two men in their 20s approached him, according to police.

One brandished a handgun and the other demanded the man’s camera and punched him several times in the face, police said.

The suspects then grabbed the man’s camera and lens and fled.

The victim was taken to San Francisco General Hospital with facial wounds. His injuries were not considered life-threatening, police said.

No arrests had been made as of this morning.

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