Two injured during separate robberies in SF since Wednesday night

A 53-year-old man was knocked unconscious and robbed in the Tenderloin late Wednesday, a several hours before a younger man was punched in the face in the Mission during an unrelated robbery, police said.

The Tenderloin robbery was reported around 11:20 p.m. Wednesday, police said. The man was at Ellis and Leavenworth streets when two unknown men hit him in the back of his head with wooden objects, knocking him out, police said.

The wounded man was taken to a local hospital with bruising to his face and cuts on his head. He’s expected to survive, police said.

The suspects stole his identification card from their victim’s pocket and have not been arrested.

Around 3:35 a.m. Thursday, a 34-year-old man was intoxicated at 16th and Mission streets when a man in his 20s rode up to him on a bicycle, jumped off and punched him in the face.

The suspect knocked him to the ground and then riffled through his pockets, stealing a cellphone. The suspect got away.

The victim was taken to the hospital with a bruised nose, police said.

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