Man stabbed in the back for $2 near San Francisco City Hall 

A man was stabbed in the back for just $2 near City Hall on Monday morning, police said.

At around 7 a.m., two robbers attacked the man as he was walking northbound in the 400 block of Van Ness Avenue, across the street from City Hall, police said.

The victim, who had $3, told cops he was “counting” his money when one of the suspects snatched $1 from his hand, police Officer Albie Esparza said.

The second suspect then stabbed the victim in the lower back and snatched another $1, leaving him with $1 left, police said.

The victim told cops the robbery happened so quickly that he couldn't get a good description of the suspects, other than that they were in their 20s and wore hooded sweatshirts, Esparza said.

"He believed he was punched, but didn't know he was stabbed," Esparza said.

He did not call for an ambulance, instead taking the Muni bus to San Francisco General Hospital, police said.

The victim is expected to survive the stab wound, Esparza said. The stab wound was relatively small, he said.

There have been no arrests.

maldax@sfexaminer.com

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