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San Francisco ATM robberies leave two men with injuries

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A man was stabbed twice early Saturday morning when attempting to get money from an ATM at 24th and Mission streets.
  • A man was stabbed twice early Saturday morning when attempting to get money from an ATM at 24th and Mission streets.

A man suffered deep slash wounds during one of two nighttime robberies at San Francisco ATMs on Monday, police said.

The 29-year-old victim was robbed about 3:15 a.m. while using an ATM at 24th and Mission streets, police said. Two thugs reportedly blocked the man’s path as he was leaving the cash machine. The man tried to run, but was sliced twice with a knife and robbed of his wallet, cellphone and cash, police said.

After the thugs fled, the man reportedly flagged down a motorist, who called his brother. The brother took the man to San Francisco General Hospital, where he was treated for injuries not considered life-threatening.

About 9:40 p.m. that same day, police said, a 23-year-old man was robbed and assaulted while using an ATM in the 300 block of Golden Gate Avenue.

He also tried to flee when a thug approached from behind, but was reportedly punched in the face. The thief grabbed his debit card and then fled westbound on Golden Gate Avenue, police said. The victim reportedly suffered minor scratches to his face and hands.

As of Tuesday, no arrests had been reported in either case.