Man arrested in SF beating, robbery 

San Francisco Police arrested a 40-year-old man in connection with the Dec. 29 beating and robbery of a man in the Richmond District.

Police said they arrested Charles Ryan of San Francisco on suspicion of beating and robbing a 60-year-old man as he was getting out of his car after pulling into his garage on the 100 block of Ninth Avenue.

According to police, Ryan hit the man several times, causing serious facial lacerations. He then demanded the man’s personal possessions and ran off, leaving the victim in the garage bleeding profusely.

Officers responded immediately, canvassing the area for the suspect with no success. The victim, whom police did not identify, was taken to a nearby hospital. 

Ryan was arrested and charged with robbery, burglary, aggravated assault, assault resulting in serious injury and possession of stolen property. Bail has been set at $400,000, according to police.

SFPD could not provide any more information regarding the arrest.

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