HAVE YOU SEEN THESE MEN? Police want to speak to them about a Gaslamp Quarter robbery

Up to $9,000 reward offered
Posted at 3:42 PM, Jul 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-06 18:42:58-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV)--Friends and family of a robbery victim are offering a reward for the public's help in identifying four persons of interest in a case that left a man hospitalized in March in the Gaslamp Quarter, according to the San Diego Police Department. 

A man was talked to a group of men inside a Subway restaurant located at 950 Fifth Avenue around 2:25 a.m. on March 31. 

When the man left northbound on Fifth Avenue, he was punched in the head rendering him unconscious. His cell phone, Android watch, shoes and cash were stolen, police said. 

The victim was transported to a hospital with major head trauma including a brain bleed and several abrasions. 

A witness told police the victim was punched and kicked while he was on the ground by two black men, who later fled south on Fifth Avenue. 

Police investigators are now hoping to find the men the victim was talking to just before he was attacked, and they stress that these men are not considered suspects at this time but were seen speaking to the victim just before he was robbed and assaulted. 

The man's family and friends are offering a $9,000 reward for information leading to the arrest in this case, and Crime Stoppers is offering an additional $1,000 reward for the same information. 

Anyone with information is encouraged to call police at 619-744-9500 or the anonymous Crime Stoppers tip line at 888-580-8477. 

Sandy Coronilla is a KGTV digital producer. Follow her @10NewsSandy