SFPD (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Elderly man sweeping SF parking lot robbed of watch at gunpoint

An elderly man was robbed of his watch in a violent armed robbery on Saturday morning while sweeping a parking lot on Third Street, according to police.

The 73-year-old man was taken to the hospital with injuries not considered life threatening after two suspects with a handgun demanded his watch and assaulted him on Third Street between Paul and Salinas avenues at around 8 a.m.

The suspects, two men, fled in a vehicle.

Police did not provide detailed descriptions of them.

mbarba@sfexaminer.com

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