A man was struck in the face in an assault Tuesday afternoon in the Mission District, sending him to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The 39-year-old victim was walking down Mission Street between 16th and 17th streets near 4:36 p.m. when another man of unknown age came up behind him.
The second man tried to grab the victim’s backpack and a struggle ensued. The suspect then punched the victim in the face before running away on foot without the backpack. The police have not made an arrest.
Also on Tuesday, a 45-year-old man was in his home on 26th Street between Mission and Valencia streets when he heard his garage door open near 7:48 p.m.. The man opened his front door and looked out, seeing a suspect of unknown age with things from his garage. The victim yelled at him, causing the suspect to drop some things before fleeing on foot. The victim lost a bicycle in the hot prowl burglary. The police have not made an arrest.