Two men were knocked out and robbed in separate robberies in the Tenderloin and Mid-Market area over the weekend, police said Monday.
The first robbery occurred Saturday in the Tenderloin about 5 p.m. near the intersection of Golden Gate Avenue and Jones Street. The 50-year-old victim in that case was walking the area when he was approached two unknown suspects from behind who struck the victim in the jaw with an unknown object, knocking the victim out.
When he awoke, the suspects and his cash were gone. He was taken to the hospital for a possibly broken jaw, police said.
The second knockout robbery happened early Monday morning in the area of Sixth and Market Streets, police said. A 46-year-old man was in the area about 2:20 a.m. when an unknown suspect approached from behind and punched him in the face, knocking him to the ground unconscious.
When he woke up he saw that his wallet, cash and ID were stolen. He was unable to provide any kind of description to police. He was taken to the hospital for his injuries, which include a swollen right eye. His injuries were not considered life threatening.