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OTAY MESA: One of three suspects strikes teen in back of head with hammer, takes phone

Posted at 11:41 AM, Apr 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-28 14:41:21-04

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Three men were arrested on suspicion of hitting an 18-year-old man in the back of his head with a hammer at a park in the Otay Mesa West community of San Diego and snatching his cell phone, a police officer said Sunday.

The victim was rushed to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries, said Officer Robert Heims of the San Diego Police Department

The suspects walked up to the victim a little after 7 p.m. Saturday at 3950 Byrd St. and got into fight with him, Heims said.

During the skirmish one of the suspects hit the man in the back of the head with a hammer. He fell to the ground, his cell phone was taken and the suspects ran to a stopped Kia, he said.

They were seen driving away in the 3900 block of Byrd Street and were stopped a short time later by police, he said.

The suspects were identified as Jorge Gonzalez, 23; Anthony Ambriz, 24, and Cristian Navarro, 29, Heims said.

Anyone with information regarding this attack was urged to call Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.