San Francisco police are asking the public for help in finding two suspects who robbed a newspaper photographer of his camera last month.
The photographer was walking east on Bryant Street around 11 a.m. on July 23 with a second person near Langton Street when two unidentified suspects pushed him from behind, police said.
As he fell, suspects grabbed on to his camera, a Canon EOS-1D digital camera. The photographer struggled with the suspects and they dragged him around 20 feet down Langton before making away with the camera.
The camera and lenses together are worth more than $9,300, police said.
The suspects fled south on Langton and a surveillance camera captured footage of them driving away in a black Pontiac Grand Prix. The video also appears to show a possible “Good Samaritan” chasing the suspect in a Toyota Tacoma pickup or a similar vehicle.
Police are asking the public to help identify the Good Samaritan in the pickup truck or the suspects. They have released the surveillance footage and still images and are asking anyone with information to call (415) 575-6039 or the Anonymous Tip Line at (415) 575-4444. Tips can also be sent by texting TIP411 and starting the message with SFPD.
Sara Gaiser, Bay City News