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Police: Man Pistol Whipped, Robbed Outside Caltrain Station

Two men apparently hit the victim so hard that he lost consciousness.

South San Francisco police are looking for two armed robbers who are accused of pistol-whipping a man as they held him up this weekend.

It happened about 12:30 a.m. Sunday when two masked men armed with guns approached a 41-year-old man who had just parked his vehicle in the 400 block of Cypress Avenue, about a block from the South San Francisco Caltrain station, police said.

The suspects were both armed with shotguns and one of them also had a handgun, police said.

The suspects forced the victim out of his vehicle and assaulted him. They then placed him in the backseat of his vehicle and pistol-whipped his head, causing him to lose consciousness, officers said.

According to police, the suspects stole the man's personal belongings and then fled the scene. After the victim gained consciousness, he drove himself to Seton Medical Center.    

Both suspects are described as slender men in their 20s.

One suspect was described as a Hispanic man and the other was described as a black man. Both men were described as standing about 5 feet 9 inches tall and wearing a black mask at the time of the assault and robbery.

The Hispanic suspect was also wearing a silver chain, black pants, and a gray hooded sweatshirt with a leaf design on the front, police said.

The other suspect was wearing black pants and a black hooded sweatshirt with Nike written in white lettering, police said.

The suspects have not been detained and the incident remains under investigation.

Anyone with information about the assault is encouraged to contact police at (650) 877-8900 or may do so anonymously at (650) 952-2244.
 
 
— Bay City News Service contributed to this report.
 
  

Heather June 17, 2014 at 11:38 PM
It is terrible that this happened to this man! I would like to question the headline indicating that this crime occurred "outside Caltrain station". Does Caltrain actually run around 12:30 am on a Sunday? The car was parked in the 400 block of Cypress Avenue. Wouldn't a person need to run across the freeway to get to the Caltrain Station from that location? The headline makes it seem that Caltrain is unsafe but the crime did not happen at Caltrain. Can anyone explain this? Thanks and hope these guys get caught!

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