Potential good Samaritan turns into bad news fast 

A 35-year-old man was robbed, duped, robbed again and then beaten on Thursday by two merciless hooligans, cops said.

The man was approached at 16th and Mission streets around 6 p.m. by a 30-year-old man who grabbed the victim’s wallet from his pocket and fled, according to the San Francisco Police Department.

Another man approached the victim, described by police as 37 years old, and said he would call 911 if the victim let him use his cell phone, cops said. The hoodlum then fled with the phone and the victim followed.

Cops said the hoodlum who stole the wallet returned to the scene and he and the phone thief punched the victim in the face and knocked him to the ground.

The phone thief was later caught by police,  and the victim got his phone back, police said. The wallet is still missing.

rnagle@sfexaminer.com

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