Witch hunt for wicked burglars 

To the wicked thugs of the West, there’s no place like your home.

This past weekend, several San Francisco residents found this out after thieves broke into their homes and fled with loot — including a man who awoke 12 hours after he was bashed in the head Sunday by a burglar in his apartment.

In that incident, the 56-year-old man went to investigate a loud noise in his apartment in the 200 block of Thrift Street around 4 a.m. when he was struck from behind with an unknown object. He told cops he awoke 12 hours later. The victim was transported to the hospital with a non-life-threatening laceration to the back of his head, police said.

In a separate incident Friday around 1:30 a.m., a man in the unit block of Houston Alley was home alone when he saw his door knob turn and heard foot steps, police said. He went out to his kitchen and saw wet footprints and the kitchen window open. He also discovered a laptop was missing from his roommate’s room, police said.

Then on Monday at 4 a.m., a 51-year-old woman and 86-year-old man were awakened by three thugs wearing masks in the unit block of Castaneda Avenue, police said. The masked hooligans demanded their cash and the victims complied.

There were no arrests in any of the burglaries.

rnagle@sfexaminer.com

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