Victim hospitalized after being struck by baseball bat during robbery
By: Will Reisman
06/25/09 10:10 AM PDT
SAN FRANCISCO — A person was hospitalized with a broken ankle after being struck by a baseball bat during a robbery in the Haight-Ashbury district last night.
The victim, whose identity has not been released, was walking near the intersection of Haight and Ashbury streets at 8 p.m. when the victim was hostilely approached by three black males, according to the San Francisco Police Department.
Two of the suspects checked the victim’s pockets, and the third suspect demanded property, police said. While carrying out the robbery, one of the suspects took out a miniature baseball bat and hit the victim in the ankle, causing the bone to break, police said.
After taking the victim’s property, the three suspects fled on foot. Police said the three men were about 25 to 30 years old.
No arrests have been made, and the case is under investigation, police said. The victim was transferred to San Francisco General Hospital in stable condition.