Anti-surveillance people will tell you that video cameras of any kind are invading their privacy. But it's hard to argue against those cameras when they happen to capture crooks doing you wrong.
That's exactly what happened the other day in Bernal Heights when a guy walking down the Colreridge Street was assaulted. A neighbor's security camera caught the whole incident, including still images of the attackers.
Bernalwood Press published the video this morning, with a blurb from the neighbor who shot the footage:
[On the evening of Tuesday, March 25], one of our new neighbors was mugged at gunpoint walking to his house. The victim is a new neighbor who just bought the house, so this was a horrible way to be introduced to the neighborhood. Please alert readers to stay vigilant
Ironically, we just had security cameras installed and caught the episode on video, which is now in the hands of the police. The video footage shows that at 19:07 (still daylight) two males with dark clothes and hoodies are walking down Coleridge towards Fair St. on the staircase side of the street. The victim was walking up the street on the side of the mini park. The two suspects crossed the street and one pulls out a gun, takes his bag, then the other punches him in the face, making him fall onto the stairs of the lavender building at 78 Coleridge. The robbers then ran down towards Fair St.
Here's the full video here
San Francisco police confirmed the robbery, saying after the victim handed over his wallet, money, credit cards, cell phone and laptop computer. Afterward, the second suspect punched him in the face and they ran off. Both got into a white four-door sedan that picked them up. They were last seen headed north on Coleridge Street.