policeblotter_sfa.jpgA man was hit in the head with a baseball bat and had his wristwatch stolen in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood on Wednesday night, police said.

The robbery was reported at about 10:40 p.m. near the intersection of Fourth and Bryant streets.

The 32-year-old victim was approached by a man who hit him in the head with a baseball bat, knocking him to the ground, according to police.

While he was on the ground, the attacker took the man’s wristwatch and fled. He had not been found as of this morning, police said.

The victim was taken to San Francisco General Hospital to be treated for his injuries, which are not considered life-threatening.

Anyone with information about the attack is encouraged to call the Police Department’s anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444 or send a tip by text message to TIP411.

Dan McMenamin, Bay City News

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