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* A German tourist was robbed at gunpoint near the University of San Francisco campus

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A German tourist was robbed at gunpoint near the University of San Francisco campus on Saturday afternoon, police said. The robbery was reported at 4:45 p.m. Saturday near the intersection of Clayton and Fulton streets. The tourist was robbed of his phone, camera and cash, according to police.

The robber used a black pistol. The suspect fled and has not been found. He is described as a black man between 18 and 25 years old, about 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighing about 150 pounds. He has black hair, and was last seen wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt and dark, baggy jeans. German tourists have also been the victims of other crimes in San Francisco in the past year.

In August 2010, Mechthild Schroer, a 50-year-old woman from Germany, was fatally shot when she was apparently caught in the crossfire of a shootout between groups of people in the city’s theater district. Less than a week later, Nils Linke, 21, was killed by a hit-and-run driver while riding a bike in the city’s North of Panhandle neighborhood.

An arrest was made in the hit-and-run case shortly after it happened, and last month seven people were arrested in connection with Schroer’s death. Both cases are pending in San Francisco Superior Court.

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