Man stabbed in Bernal Heights robbery attempt 

A man was stabbed in a robbery attempt in Bernal Heights on Tuesday, police said.

The 18-year-old victim was walking near the intersection of Cortland Avenue and Elsie Street around 6 a.m. when a man in his 20s demanded the victim’s money, police said. The victim did not comply.

The aggressive goon then attacked the victim, who fought him off only to be stabbed, police Officer Albie Esparza said. The knife-wielding goon fled on foot empty-handed, he said.

No arrest has been made.

The crook was described by police as a Hispanic man in his 20s, 5-foot-9 and 180 pounds, Esparza said.

Anyone with information on the suspect is encouraged to contact the police department at its anonymous tipline at (415) 553-4444 or by text at TIP 411.

The victim was treated at the hospital for his injuries, which were not life threatening, Esparza said.

rnagle@sfexaminer.com

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