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.