SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – A metal pipe-wielding suspect allegedly assaulted a bicyclist from behind before making off with two bikes Thursday evening in San Francisco’s Justin Herman Plaza, police said.

Around 5:10 p.m., officers responded to a robbery at the tourist-heavy plaza.

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There, they learned that a man approached a bicyclist from behind and assaulted him with a pipe. The suspect then took the victim’s bicycle.

The suspect next approached another bicyclist and demanded his bike as well.

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The suspect was able to flee with both bikes in hand, according to police.

The victim who was assaulted with the pipe was taken to a hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening.

Officers were unable to locate the suspect, described only as a man in his 40s, police said.

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