Man injured in attempted robbery in Chinatown

Getty Images file photo | Clip artA man was injured during an attempted robbery in Chinatown on Monday.

A man was injured in an attempted gunpoint robbery in his own driveway in Chinatown on Monday, police Officer Gordon Shyy said.

The 30-year-old victim was walking in a reportedly secluded area of his driveway in the 1000 block of Washington Street near Wetmore Street about 5 a.m. when he was approached by two male suspects, Shyy said. One the crooks brandished a gun while the other frisked the victim.

The victim struggled with the would-be thieves and the gun went off, Shyy said, and the crooks fled the scene on foot empty-handed.

Police described the suspects as men in their 20s, one wearing a black hoodie and the other wearing a black hat.

The victim sustained a laceration and contusion to his head during the struggle with the suspects, Shyy said, and was taken to the hospital for his injuries, which were not considered life threatening.

Officers canvassed the area for any possible video surveillance of the crime scene and the investigation is ongoing. The case has been assigned to Central Station Investigation. Anyone with information on this attempted robbery may call police at (415) 575-4444 or text at TIP411 with “SFPD” in the message.

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