Police reported two assaults that took place in the Mission over the weekend.
The first, which led the victim to lose consciousness, occurred just before 2 a.m. on Sunday. Two men, one aged 43 and the other of unknown age, were standing outside a business at 19th and Mission streets when two more men, aged 25 and 26, engaged in a fight with the second man. When the 43-year-old got involved, he was kicked and punched and lost consciousness. While he lay on the ground, his phone was stolen.
The victim was transported to the hospital with a bruised face and head and a swollen eye and was reported to be in stable condition. Police arrested the younger men.
Another assault took place at 1:12 a.m. on Sunday on Cesar Chavez Street between Alabama and Florida streets. When a 37-year-old man called police to make a noise complaint, he was attacked by three men in their late 20s, who punched him in the face and caused injuries to both his eyes.
No arrest was made, and the victim was transported to the hospital in non-life-threatening condition.
Before the assault, at midnight on Sunday, a robbery was also reported at Cesar Chavez and Florida streets. A 19-year-old man had been sitting at the bus stop there when a group of young men estimated to be between 15 and 25 years old approached. One of the suspects demanded the man’s belongings and punched him. The victim then handed over his cell phone and money.
Another suspect then grabbed the man’s backpack, and they started to wrestle for control of the bag. The victim was able to keep his backpack, and the group of suspects fled the area. The victim was left with non-life-threatening injuries.
At 6:40 a.m. on Friday, a 33-year-old man was approached from behind by two men, one of whom then brandished a club and demanded the victim’s belongings. The victim handed over his backpack with a laptop and charger inside, and the suspects fled the area in a car driven by a third, female, suspect. No injury was reported.
A 27-year-old man was walking on Valencia Street between 15th and 16th streets Sunday around 4 a.m. when he was struck by a man. Two more men then went through the victim’s pockets and took his money before all three fled the scene. The victim was transported to the hospital in non-life-threatening condition.
Treat Avenue between 17th and 18th streets saw what might be described as a drive-by robbery at 1 p.m. on Sunday. A 21-year-old woman was approached by two men in a car, and one of them grabbed the victim, punched her, and took her cell phone. The man then got back in the car and fled. The victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
At 4:40 p.m. on Sunday, a 17-year-old male was filming skateboarders at Valencia and Duboce streets when three youths estimated to be between 15 and 25 years old approached and struck the 17-year-old several times and took his camera, lens and camera stand. The suspects fled on foot, leaving the victim with non-life-threatening injuries.
No arrests have yet been reported in these robbery cases.
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