Man’s car stolen near Candlestick Park after he asks for help

A man's car was stolen from him and his friend was beaten and lost his phone in an incident near Candlestick Park on Saturday, police said.

The 22-year-old victim was driving in his car with a friend in the area of Jamestown Avenue and Harney Way about 2:30 a.m. when the car broke down near Gate No. 1 of Candlestick Park, police said.

The victim went over to a group of about 10 people, ranging in age from 15 to 20, and asked if they could help restart the car.

Two of the suspects in the group agreed to help and when they got the victim's vehicle started again, they got in and drove off in it, police said.

After about 10 minutes, the victim and his friend got suspicious, police said, and the friend decided to call police and report the car stolen. When he went to do that, the remaining members of the group the suspects were with assaulted the friend and took his phone, police said.

The friend was not seriously injured in the assault.

When the victim went to aid his friend, the suspects got into their car and fled the scene.

Police were able to find the victim's abandoned car in the 100 block of Double Rock Court. Surveillance footage in the area captured the suspects getting out of the vehicle.

As of Tuesday, they have not been found and the investigation is ongoing.

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