A young man of high school age was beaten up and robbed of his car on Saturday night, Feb. 8th. The unidentified 17 year old was sitting in his car near Sunset Cliffs on Ladera Street, when around 8 pm a group of people – all in their 20’s – walked up to the car and began assaulting him.
The group, reportedly made up of about 5 or 6 men and 2 women, came up to the teen’s location and without explanation, 2 of the guys got into the 1998 BMW and started rummaging through his private stuff. The teen began to drive off as he tried to push the men out, but instead they beat on him until he stopped the car.
Then the group pulled the victim from the vehicle and people began hitting and kicking him in the face and head. The group then stole the car. They didn’t go very far, as police who responded found the car about 150 feet away.
The young man was taken to the hospital with moderate facial injuries. Police are on the look-out for those who committed this assault and battery and theft.