(03-28) 09:20 PDT SAN FRANCISCO -- A San Francisco man beaten to death during an apparent robbery attempt in the city's South of Market area was identified by the medical examiner's office today as 71-year-old Rodolfo Carreon.
Carreon was attacked at 1:39 a.m. Thursday on Mission Street east of Mary Street, police said. A security guard witnessed the beating, shouted at the attacker from across the street and then called police.
The guard said the assailant had beaten Carreon and gone through his pockets before running west toward Sixth Street.
Carreon was pronounced dead at San Francisco General Hospital. Police have made no arrests.