Azusa man severely beaten during robbery

AZUSA — Police are seeking two apparent gang members who robbed and severely beat an Azusa man with a hammer and a baseball bat early Saturday, officials said.
Officers responded about 3:30 a.m. to a report of a possible assault in commercial area in the 1100 block of W. 10th Street, Azusa police Sgt. Andy Sutcliffe said in a written statement.
“The first arriving officer found a man staggering in the street, drenched in his own blood, with serious wounds to his head,” Sutcliffe said.
“The man was able to tell officers he was robbed and attacked by two male Hispanic gang members who struck him in the head several times with a hammer and baseball bat,” the sergeant said. The 46-year-old victim was taken to a trauma center, where he was expected to survive.
He suffered, “severe wounds on the top of the head with significant blood loss,” Sutcliffe added.
Police said the attackers then fled with some of the man’s belongings.
Investigators Saturday did not disclose what exactly was stolen from the man due to the ongoing investigation, but Sutcliffe said the items taken in the robbery were worth no more than a few dollars.
The victim was initially believed to be out collecting recyclables when attacked, officials said.
No further description of the robbers was available. They were last seen on foot.
Anyone with information was asked to contact the Azusa Police Department at 626-812-3200.

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