A man was hospitalized after being assaulted and robbed of his cellphone in San Francisco’s Mission District early this morning, police said.
The robbery was reported at about 2:30 a.m. in the 2700 block of Mission Street, between 23rd and 24th streets.
The 39-year-old victim was approached by someone who began punching and kicking him, according to police.
The victim fell to the ground, and the attacker reached into the man’s pocket and stole his phone, police said.
The suspect, described as a man in his mid 30s, fled on a bicycle and has not been found.
The victim was taken to San Francisco General Hospital to be treated for a cut to his head. His injuries are not considered life-threatening, according to police.
Anyone with information about the robbery 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