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A second attack on a tourist at SF's Twin Peaks and it is raising concern for the thousands of tourists coming for the Super Bowl. (KGO-TV)

A violent attack happened at one of San Francisco's most popular tourist spots early Wednesday evening.

The tourist is recovering after she was pepper sprayed by a robber. It happened on the top of Twin Peaks and it comes as thousands of people get ready to converge on San Francisco for Super Bowl 50.

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A violent attack happened at one of San Francisco's most popular tourist spots early Wednesday evening.

The tourist is recovering after she was pepper sprayed by a robber. It happened on the top of Twin Peaks and it comes as thousands of people get ready to converge on San Francisco for Super Bowl 50.

The view from Twin Peaks is amazing at sunset and is a big favorite for locals and tourists. Now apparently it appeals to criminals too.

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"I feel safe... until now. And you say there's a robbery? And for a tourist, it's not good," San Francisco resident Malou Morales said.

Paramedics rinsed out the eyes of the woman attacked.

"They grabbed her purse, ripped it off of her. They then jumped in a car -- a four-door, dark color sedan -- and they took off. It happened that fast," San Francisco Officer Carlos Manfredi said.

The victim told police her attackers were a man and woman in their 20's.

Kim S., who lives nearby, said, "I think it's terrible, but something that's been happening in the twin peaks area for quite some time."

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Police have investigated car break-ins near the lookout parking lot and in December an elderly French tourist was robbed of his camera on Twin Peaks Boulevard. The crimes appear to be unrelated.

Super Bowl City at the Ferry Building is where hordes of people will be converging before and during Super Bowl 50. San Francisco police say have fun, but be aware of your surroundings, protect yourself and your stuff.

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"Don't put anything out you're not willing to lose, keep it close to you, keep it hidden if you can. If you have a backpack, strap on the backpack, a purse -- keep it across you," Manfredi suggested.

You can also be a good witness. If you're a victim, or see a crime happen, help police with details about the suspect, what they wore and how they got away.

Click here for full coverage of Super Bowl 50, and click here to download the ABC7/Waze app to help navigate around the Super Bowl City construction.

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