SAN FRANCISCO (KTVU/ BCN) - San Francisco Police Department has released sketches of two homicide suspects who attacked two victims in a robbery in the Cathedral Hill neighborhood back in February.
Paul Tam, a 48-year-old British tourist, who was in the country visiting his 23-year-old niece who lives in Southern California, succumbed to his injuries after the February 18th attack on Post Street, between Franklin and Gough streets a block away from St. Mary’s Cathedral where he was stabbed in the head.
According to police, Tam was walking with his niece on Post Street around 8:30 p.m. when a man and woman grabbed his bag, which contained cash, credit cards, a cell phone and the victim's passport.
When Tam held on to the bag, the male suspect chased Tam into the street and stabbed him in the head, before fleeing with Tam's belongings, police said.
He died of his injuries on March 24th. Video surveillance evidence was recovered that captured the incident.
According to police, preliminary suspect descriptions are:
• Black adult male approximately 5’10” with a heavy, muscular build, last seen wearing a dark hoodie and blue jeans
• Black/mixed race adult female approximately 5’4”, small build with dreadlocks or braids.
Police are seeking the public’s help to identify outstanding suspects. In addition, the San Francisco Police Officers Association is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the two suspects.
Contact: Sergeants Chris Canning, Scott Warnke, Anthony Ravano or Alan Levy at the Homicide Detail during business hours at (415) 553-1145, anytime via the Anonymous Tip Line at (415) 575-4444, or Text A Tip to TIP411 and begin the message with SFPD.