SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — An elderly man was knocked unconscious in an attack in San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood early Tuesday morning, police said.

The assault was reported around 2:30 a.m. in the 1200 block of Grant Avenue.

The 72-year-old victim was walking when a suspect in his 20s bumped into him, pushed him to the ground and kicked him in the head, according to police.

The victim lost consciousness and when he awoke, the suspect had fled, police said.

The victim was taken to a hospital to be treated for a cut to his head and eye injuries, according to police. The wounds are not considered life-threatening.

Police said the attacker was with at least two other people at the time of the assault. No arrests had been made in the case as of Tuesday morning.

Anyone with information about the case is asked 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


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