SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A priest had to fend off a robber trying to steal his iPad while he read outside a church in San Francisco.

The 62-year-old priest was reading his iPad on the steps outside the Saint Teresa of Avila Church in the city’s Potrero Hill neighborhood around 9:45 p.m. when police say a suspect came up to him and grabbed it.

The two struggled over the iPad, and the priest started yelling for help.  The suspect let go of the iPad, but was able to swipe the priest’s iPhone that was sitting beside him on the steps before fleeing.