Man Pistol-Whipped, Robbed On San Francisco Street

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A man was robbed and pistol-whipped while changing a tire on his car near San Francisco’s Potrero Hill neighborhood late Wednesday night, police said Thursday.

The robbery was reported about 11:50 p.m. at Cesar Chavez Street and Evans Avenue.

The 35-year-old victim was working on the car when a suspect approached, pulled out a handgun and demanded his wallet, according to police.

After the victim handed over the wallet, the suspect struck him in the head with the handgun and ran away. Described as a man in his 40s, he had not been found as of this morning, police said.

The victim was taken to a hospital to be treated for a cut to the forehead.

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

(Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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